pollution http://tspr.org en Report says Coal Costs IL Money Overall http://tspr.org/post/report-says-coal-costs-il-money-overall <p>The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the group Downstream Strategies have issued a report saying the coal industry is actually a drain on the Illinois economy. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:59:12 +0000 Scott Stuntz 36552 at http://tspr.org Report says Coal Costs IL Money Overall Delayed Action: The Industry Mine http://tspr.org/post/delayed-action-industry-mine <p>The Illinois Pollution Control Board found that the coal mine near Industry violated its water pollution permit more than 600 times.</p><p>Tri States Public Radio's series, <em>Delayed Action: The Industry Mine</em>, examines the violations, why it took the state so long to take legal action, and why despite all the violations&nbsp; the state renewed the mine’s permit.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:15:30 +0000 Scott Stuntz 34981 at http://tspr.org Delayed Action: The Industry Mine Syngenta Pays 105 Million for Contaminating Drinking Water http://tspr.org/post/syngenta-pays-105-million-contaminating-drinking-water <p>Under a recent class-action lawsuit, agricultural chemical company Syngenta will have to pay cities and towns across the Midwest for contaminating water supplies with the herbicide atrazine. This includes several in Western Illinois. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:29:24 +0000 Scott Stuntz 28072 at http://tspr.org Syngenta Pays 105 Million for Contaminating Drinking Water US EPA OK's Missouri Rule Change on Pollution http://tspr.org/post/us-epa-oks-missouri-rule-change-pollution <p>The US EPA has agreed to allow Missouri’s&nbsp; Department of Natural Resources&nbsp; to relax its rules when it comes water pollution enforcement.</p><p>Missouri has gotten the go-ahead to extend how long it gives those in violation of their water pollution permits to get into compliance. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:47:56 +0000 Scott Stuntz 28010 at http://tspr.org US EPA OK's Missouri Rule Change on Pollution Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit http://tspr.org/post/springfield-coal-drops-application-mining-permit <p>The company which operates the Industry Coal mine recently was found to have committed over six hundred water pollution violations. Springfield Coal also wanted to renew the mining permit for it’s mine near Industry.</p><p>The same day a press conference was to be held protesting the renewal of it’s mining permit, the company withdrew the application. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:27:15 +0000 Scott Stuntz 25852 at http://tspr.org Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit