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.
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.
The bus stopped at 63rd and Dorchester at the Apostolic Church of God for the Chicago stop of the “I Will Act on Climate” national bus tour drumming up support for the Obama administration’s climate change agenda.
The Obama Administration is holding a second and final public hearing today in Chicago on its controversial plan to sharply cut air pollution from cars, starting in 2017.
A coalition of environmentalists joined Senator Dick Durbin on the shoreline where he called the ferry SS Badger the filthiest ship on Lake Michigan. The coalition wants want tougher environmental controls over its emissions.
Alan Baker, 35, of the 13000 block of South Houston Avenue, was on a temporary assignment at the EPA office at the time a laptop and two smartphones were stolen in December.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Plaintiffs who sued BP over its refinery in Whiting, Ind., say a $400 million settlement will improve the health of people who live near the plant.
The federal and state Environment Protection agencies filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming that the city’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District discharged untreated sewage into waterways in the Chicagoland area.
You might be inclined to hold your breath upon hearing this news – air quality in Illinois is getting a little worse.
The owners of the only remaining coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes call it an historical asset, but critics say it’s a major polluter.
Plans are in the works to clean up the Chicago River and its connected waterways, following an order by federal authorities.
Ready-mix concrete company Ozinga Bros. is considering building a cement plant on the Southeast Side, but it also has been wooed by Indiana officials to locate the plant in that state.
A two-mile by two-mile section of the city that includes Pilsen does not meet the nation’s air quality standard for lead, according to a preliminary determination released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Residents in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced an order setting deadlines for completion of cleanup and restoration work where an oil pipeline spill was discovered Tuesday near south suburban Lockport.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring the cleanup of the oil leak from an underground pipe in southwest suburban Romeoville and Lockport.