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.
Congressman Aaron Schock (R-18) of Illinois said a bill he has co-sponsored has cleared the House Ways and Means Committee.
The bill would repeal a part of the health care reform act called the CLASS Act.. The act would offer insurance that would pay for long-term care such as assisted living. The Department of Health and Human Services said in October the program is not viable for the long term. The deparment canceled the program.