The Iowa Utilities Board is holding a series of informational meetings this month to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. An estimated 350 people showed up this week at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Fort Madison, including representatives from the environmental group "100 Grannies for a Livable Future."
Illinoisans disappointed because the U.S. Senate didn’t pass the Keystone XL pipeline measure letting multi-national corporations bring tar-sand Canadian oil down through the Great Plains above major water sources to get crude to refineries to export: Take heart. Another pipeline is planning to plow through 12 Illinois counties after digging up Iowa and the Dakotas.
For this Thanksgiving, last winter’s “polar vortex” became this season’s “bomb cyclone” – meteorologists’ trendy term for an intense, fast-moving storm resulting from the jet stream shifting and sending frigid air roaring south into the United States, icing the roads and causing wind-chills to flirt with zero.