U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.
After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.
Two beaches in Rogers Park rank as the best in the Chicago area when it comes to water quality, while two beaches in East Chicago, Indiana, were among the worst in the nation, according to a recent study by the National Resources Defense Council.
An agreement on the toll charge has not been reached. Indiana plans to partner with a developer to build the highway as a toll road primarily for truck traffic. The highway is estimated to cost about $300 million.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy had high praise for Mayor Rahm Emanuel as she walked along the hills and wetlands areas being created on the manmade peninsula that was once the Meigs Field airport.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused a company that stores huge piles of petroleum coke on the Calumet River of violating federal regulations to limit emissions of harmful black dust, after tracing clouds of the powdery substance to the company.
An estimated 180,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is scheduled to be removed from the Indiana Harbor and Canal starting in April.
As the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Indefinite discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigan won’t cut it for a coalition of environmental groups, which Thursday asked a federal judge to set aside a proposed consent decree.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Residents of Mishawaka, Ind., were evacuated from their homes overnight when an industrial fire sent a chemical cloud over a neighborhood.
The United States is combining forces with our neighbors to the north to keep the Great Lakes safe and pure.
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.
Plans are in the works to clean up the Chicago River and its connected waterways, following an order by federal authorities.
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.