|06/18/2013||Failed Minn. Clean-Coal Project Gets Fed. Aid With Its Debts|
June 18--Excelsior Energy, the Minneapolis-based company that never delivered on its promise to produce electricity with clean-coal technology, is getting government help to clean up its debts.
|06/18/2013||Koch Pipeline Studies New Pipeline Between N.D. and Ill.|
June 18--Koch Pipeline Co. is exploring construction of a pipeline from the oilfields of western North Dakota to shipping hubs in Illinois.
|06/17/2013||Xcel Energy Investing $1.8B in Two Minn. Nuclear Plants|
June 17--As some U.S. utilities are abandoning old nuclear power plants, Xcel Energy says it's investing $1.8 billion to extend the life of its 40-year-old Minnesota reactors.
|06/14/2013||U.S. EPA tells Minn. to Improve Water Pollution Prevention.|
June 14--Federal regulators have ordered Minnesota to impose more stringent limits on pollutants discharged into the state's lakes and rivers, an unusual step that could threaten state authority to enforce the nation's clean-water laws.
|06/12/2013||Wis. to List 150 More Water Bodies as Impaired|
June 12--Wisconsin officials are poised to add nearly 150 new water bodies to a list of lakes, rivers and streams that do not meet state water quality standards.
|06/12/2013||Chicago Wastewater: Deep Tunnel, Shallow Thinking?|
June 12--Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city.
|06/10/2013||Worker Killed in Construction Accident Near Mo. Bridge|
June 10--BRIDGETON --A worker was killed in a construction accident Monday morning on a barge downstream from the Blanchette Bridge.
|06/06/2013||Mississippi River Falling at St. Louis, Still Threatening Levees|
June 06--The flooding Mississippi River fell a few inches Wednesday on its rush through the St. Louis area, still pushing hard against weakened levees in St. Charles County as the crest moves downriver.
|06/05/2013||Cresting Mississippi River Breaks Levees as It Surges Near St. Louis|
June 05--The Mississippi River broke through two levees and threatened sandbag defenses for river-hugging towns as its bulging flood crested Tuesday through the St. Louis area.
|06/03/2013||Wis. Behind Curve on Clean Energy|
June 03--Home to some of the last coal-fired power plants that may ever be built in the United States, Wisconsin has erected too many barriers to cleaner energy sources and fallen behind many Midwest neighbors in a sector with an 8% global growth rate.
|05/30/2013||Wis. Budget Panel Votes to Reduce Construction Borrowing|
May 30--MADISON -- The borrowing for buildings in Gov. Scott Walker's budget would be reduced by $250 million, forcing cuts to the administration's plans to expand or renovate the state's properties around the state, under an action by the Legislature's budget committee Thursday.
|05/30/2013||Environmental Groups Mixed on Enbridge Pipeline Project|
May 30--Local environmental groups expressed concern Wednesday about a project to reconstruct a pipeline for Canadian tar sands oil that will span Northwest Indiana.
|05/31/2013||Ill. House Passes Fracking Bill|
May 31--The Illinois House passed legislation Thursday evening that would regulate horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state in a 108 to 9 vote.
|05/29/2013||Ill. Senate Approves Natural Gas Modernization Plan|
May 29--The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that will speed up the modernization of the state's natural gas delivery system.
|05/26/2013||Highway Overpass Collapses in Southeast Mo.|
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A highway overpass in southeast Missouri collapsed early Saturday when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after a cargo train collision, authorities said.
|05/28/2013||Eighty KC Buildings to Go Solar|
May 28--Kansas City, turning toward the sun, has signed a deal to install solar panels and equipment on 80 city buildings to meet part of their demand for electricity.
|05/27/2013||New Minn. Solar Mandate Will Give Power Companies a Jolt|
May 27--Minnesota's solar industry is getting a jolt of energy.
|05/21/2013||Ill. Senate Overrides Gov.'s Veto of Smart Grid Rate Hike|
May 21--Rejecting Gov. Pat Quinn's plea to not increase power rates to help improve some of the state's electrical grid, the Illinois senate voted to override his veto of a bill that bulks up the revenue Commonwealth Edison will receive as it modernizes the electrical grid.
|05/22/2013||Ill. House Panel OKs Fracking Measure|
May 22--A bill to regulate horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Illinois was unanimously passed by a House committee Tuesday amid chants of "shame" from opponents who packed the hearing.
|05/09/2013||Iowa Utility Announces $1.9B Wind Energy Investment|
DES MOINES - Iowa's largest energy company announced plans Wednesday to spend $1.9 billion to install hundreds of wind turbines by the end of 2015, marking what the governor described as the largest economic development project in the state's history.