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EPA Forced to Decide on Nutrient Pollution Rules

Sep 27, 2013

The Federal Government could crack down on certain types of nutrient pollution thanks to a federal court ruling.

IL #1 Contributor to Dead Zone in the Gulf

Jul 31, 2013

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.

Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit

Dec 14, 2012
Industry Mine
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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.