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5:02 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

EPA Forced to Decide on Nutrient Pollution Rules

The Lower Des Plaines River, one of the waterways suffering form nitrogen and phosphorous pollution.
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The Federal Government could crack down on certain types of nutrient pollution thanks to a federal court ruling.

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IL Group says new farmbill would help.
3:06 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

IL #1 Contributor to Dead Zone in the Gulf

Map of the current Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Credit http://prairierivers.org/

Scientists recently completed a yearly survey of the size of the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The report also said Illinois is the top state in contributing to the problem.

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Does not want to renew permit at Industry mine.
2:27 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit

Credit Marianne Morgan/InIllinoisWater.org

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.

The same day a press conference was to be held protesting the renewal of it’s mining permit, the company withdrew the application.

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