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Illinois halts carbon capture projects for two years

Illinois halts carbon capture projects for two years

Illinois legislators have approved a two-year moratorium on carbon capture pipelines, awaiting new federal safety regulations.

Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco reports for Grist.

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Midwest landowners rally against CO2 pipeline plans

Enticed by hefty federal investments in carbon capture technology, companies are pitching vast pipelines to transport CO2 through the heartland. In Illinois, a retired scholar rallied her community to challenge a pivotal pipeline proposal.

Vernon Loeb reports for Inside Climate News.

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With climate change, Illinois farmers seek federal investment

Crops across Illinois were affected by unprecedented drought at the beginning of the summer, and bad air quality from Canadian wildfires presented an unusual problem for those who rely mostly on outdoor work.
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With climate change, Illinois farmers seek federal investment

Crops across Illinois were affected by unprecedented drought at the beginning of the summer, and bad air quality from Canadian wildfires presented an unusual problem for those who rely mostly on outdoor work.
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Midwest taps dueling strategies to supercharge renewables

Illinois and Indiana are separated by more than a state line, time zones and which political party dominates state government. The Midwest neighbors have also taken opposite tacks to enable more renewable energy development.

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Chicago suburbs, running out of water, will tap Lake Michigan

A city straddling the Des Plaines River that is less than 30 miles from one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes is an unexpected setting for a water shortage. But that’s the situation in Joliet, the Illinois city on the verge of exhausting its groundwater supply.

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Illinois environmental groups applaud vetoes by Pritzker

The decisions underscore the governor's commitment to “choose climate action, every time.”
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