Environmental Protection Agency

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Sink Water Generic

Report: Lead Levels In Water May Be Higher Than Tests Indicate

The city says the lead levels in Chicago drinking water meet federal standards – but a new report says that might not be good enough.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

The Chicago River (CBS)

Feds: Make Chicago River Clean Enough To Swim In

The Obama administration is warning that the Chicago River is not as clean as it should be, and state environmental officials must set up tougher clean water standards.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Coal-Fired Power Plant

Agreement To Cut Pollution In Northwest Indiana

An agreement has reportedly been reached aimed at reducing air pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

Sink Water Generic

City To Test Water For Cancer-Causing Metal

The City of Chicago will begin testing for the substance hexavalent chromium, after a study found high levels of the cancer-causing metal in tap water in the city and suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2011

Sink Water Generic

Report: Cancer-Causing Metal In Chicago Water

There’s a new scientific study in the news that says alarming amounts of a cancer-causing metal have been found in Chicago drinking water. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS 2–12/20/2010