coal http://peoriapublicradio.org en New regulations address global warming http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-regulations-address-global-warming <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Democrats in coal states rush to distance themselves from new federal regulations intended to address global warming -- Senator Dick Durbin says Illinois is in a good position among coal-producing states.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:52:09 +0000 Brian Mackey 24619 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New regulations address global warming State groups asking for tougher coal power company regulations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-groups-asking-tougher-coal-power-company-regulations <div>There are 90 aging coal ash pits in Illinois — piles of slag left behind when coal is burned for energy, most often electricity. Environmental groups are asking for tougher state regulations on coal-burning power companies now that coal ash residue is starting to show up in the water supply.</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:12:39 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19599 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State groups asking for tougher coal power company regulations Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-appeals-board-decision-coal-plant-extension <p>The Sierra Club is challenging a state decision giving an energy company extra time to install pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants. &nbsp;The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed to give Texas-based Dynegy five more years to comply with state pollution standards. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:06:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17098 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension Environmental groups weigh-in on Bartonville coal plant pollution http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/environmental-groups-weigh-bartonville-coal-plant-pollution <p></p><p>The State Pollution Control Board should reject a request to extend the timeline for pollution controls at a Bartonville coal plant.&nbsp; That’s the message from local and state environmental groups for the Edwards coal-plant in Bartonville.&nbsp; Houston-based power producer Dynegy is buying five Illinois coal plants from Ameren, including the Edwards facility.&nbsp; Kady McFadden is with the Sierra Club. &nbsp;She says the federal EPA designated the air quality around the plant below healthy levels:</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:25:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14137 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Environmental groups weigh-in on Bartonville coal plant pollution Court: EPA must better regulate ash coal plant pollution http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/court-epa-must-better-regulate-ash-coal-plant-pollution <p></p><div>A federal court has ordered the US EPA to more strictly regulate a form of pollution from coal fired power plants. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s a move environmental groups say is a long time in coming, as IPR&rsquo;s Scott Stuntz reports:</div><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:40:02 +0000 Scott Stuntz 13062 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Court: EPA must better regulate ash coal plant pollution Groups sue over alleged pollution from Bartonville coal plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groups-sue-over-alleged-pollution-bartonville-coal-plant <p></p><div>Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against Ameren Energy Resources for alleged air pollution violations at the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. &nbsp;The Sierra Club, National Resources Defense Council and other groups filed the lawsuit in federal court. &nbsp;They say the plant violated the Clean Air Act more than 1,000 times in the last five years. &nbsp;Kady McFadden is with the Sierra Club. &nbsp;She says the lawsuit is seeking better pollution controls at the plant:</div><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:53:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4216 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groups sue over alleged pollution from Bartonville coal plant