Sierra Club http://peoriapublicradio.org en Area environmental groups want more info on Dynegy plans for coal plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-environmental-groups-want-more-info-dynegy-plans-coal-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A collaboration of environmental groups is calling on elected officials to demand </span>Dynegy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> disclose its intentions for a local coal-fired power plant. </span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:44:07 +0000 Denise Molina 26909 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area environmental groups want more info on Dynegy plans for coal plant Lawsuit filed against proposed Illiana Expressway project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-proposed-illiana-expressway-project <div>A legal challenge could stall a much touted proposed expressway for Chicago’s southern suburbs. IPR'S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Michael </span>Puente<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois and Indiana have partnered to build the </span>Illiana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Expressway.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The east-west corridor is expected to one day connect I-55 in Will County to I-65 in Lake County, Indiana.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The goal is to relieve congestion on existing roadways and create jobs.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But a federal lawsuit filed yesterday claims the project will destroy natural areas.</span></p></div><div> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:02:50 +0000 Michael Puente 8750 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawsuit filed against proposed Illiana Expressway project Groups reach fracking agreement in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groups-reach-fracking-agreement-illinois <p>Environmentalists and business groups have reached an agreement that paves the way for "fracking" in Illinois.&nbsp;IPR's&nbsp;Brian Mackey has more on Thursday's announcement. &nbsp;</p><p>It was an unusual sight: supporters of the oil and gas industry sharing a podium with environmental activists. They've agreed on legislation that would regulate the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."</p><p>Jack Darin, with the Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club, says fracking is coming to Illinois, so it's better to compromise on new rules than to do nothing.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:13:15 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1351 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groups reach fracking agreement in Illinois