|12/10/2013||Fight Over EPA Rules Reaches High Court|
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether the Environmental Protection Agency can require Midwestern states to cut the smog and soot that travels from their power plants downwind to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
|12/07/2013||Proposed Minn. Pipeline Poses Conflict With Potential Copper Mine|
Dec. 07--Another resource squabble has flared in northern Minnesota.
|12/05/2013||Indy Developer Interested in Vacant ISU Towers|
Dec. 05--TERRE HAUTE -- The walls of Indiana State University's Statesman Towers won't be tumbling down anytime soon, despite a planned demolition that is now on hold.
|12/04/2013||Ohio Vote on Energy Rules Canceled|
Dec. 04--An Ohio Senate committee has canceled a vote today on a controversial energy proposal, leading supporters and opponents to speculate that the measure does not have enough support to pass.
|12/03/2013||Judge Rules Detroit Eligible for Historic Chapter 9 Bankruptcy|
DETROIT _ The city of Detroit on Tuesday officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its creditors.
|12/02/2013||Wis. Contractor Faces Federal Fraud Investigation|
Dec. 02--Federal officials, including the FBI, are investigating a New Berlin contractor and his company on suspicion of submitting fraudulent wage claims in connection with the renovation of Milwaukee's Westlawn public housing project.
|12/01/2013||Midwesterners Decry 'Petcoke' Surge|
CHICAGO - The images are startling. The onslaught, captured in photos and video footage from Detroit and Chicago this year, was caused by the same thing: brisk winds sweeping across huge black piles of petroleum coke, or "petcoke," a powdery byproduct of oil refining that's been accumulating along Midwest shipping channels and sparking a new wave of health and environmental concerns.
|12/01/2013||Local Gas Drilling Laws Get Airing in Ohio|
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A closely watched lawsuit in Ohio is asking a question that's burning in cities and towns throughout shale country: Should state law trump local regulations when it comes to drilling?
|11/30/2013||New Kansas City Streetcar Carries Hopes for Development|
Nov. 30--If you're looking for some solid -- and tasty -- evidence that the city's decision to build a $100 million streetcar line downtown is prompting spinoff development, order some pho next spring from Jack Nguyen.
|11/29/2013||Fracking Opponents Take Their Fight to Chicago|
Nov. 29--Hundreds of miles from the shale oil of southern Illinois, nearly 300 people jammed into a hearing room in Chicago this week in an attempt to turn the tide against horizontal hydraulic fracturing.
|11/22/2013||Ill. Power Plants Have Until 2020 to Meet Code|
CHICAGO - The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed Thursday to give a Texas company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, saying that requiring the upgrades sooner would pose an economic hardship.
|11/21/2013||Minneapolis' Park Plans Near Vikings Stadium Site Hits Snag|
Nov. 21--The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission late Tuesday denied local developer Ryan Cos.
|11/20/2013||Minn. School Building Contract Not Public, High Court Rules|
Nov. 20--An Ely newspaper is not entitled to get information from a contractor on a $79 million school construction project funded by taxpayer money, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
|11/20/2013||Enbridge Pipeline Construction to Continue in Northwest Ind.|
Nov. 20--"We want a much better, safer pipeline than exists today.
|11/19/2013||Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking Set for Dec. 3|
Nov. 19--The official groundbreaking for the $975 million Vikings stadium project has been set for Dec. 3, following expected finalization of a guaranteed maximum price for the project this Friday.
|11/19/2013||Chicago Transit Rebuild Gets Boost From Fed|
Nov. 19--The CTA's costly long-range plan to rebuild the Red Line on the North Side and the Purple Line in Evanston received a boost today from the federal government.
|11/19/2013||Chicago Mayor Vows Crackdown on Pollution From Refinery Waste|
Nov. 19--Breaking weeks of silence amid a flurry of action by state and federal officials, Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Monday to crack down on air pollution from dusty piles of refinery waste on the Southeast Side.
|11/17/2013||$2B Transmission Project in Iowa Faces Local Opposition|
Nov. 17--WATERLOO -- The battle to build an overhead, high-voltage electric transmission line moves into Northeast Iowa this week.
|11/17/2013||Detroit Forms Plan to Rebuild Broken Streetlight System|
Nov. 17--The new Public Lighting Authority of Detroit is beginning a three-year plan to rebuild Detroit's streetlighting system and downsize it to a more manageable 46,000 or so fixtures.
|11/17/2013||Minneapolis Light-Rail Project Review Faces Long Odds|
Nov. 17--Planners of the biggest light-rail line in the Twin Cities will take another look at moving freight trains out of a Minneapolis recreational area to make room for the new transit and satisfy critics who have stalled it.
|11/17/2013||Metra: Politics Helping Fund New Rail Station on Chicago's South Side|
Nov. 17--Metra's plans to build a $20 million station on the South Side -- the first new commuter rail facility in that part of the city since 2011 -- prompted an unusually candid explanation of the political back-scratching behind the project.
|11/16/2013||U.S. EPA Objects to Pollution Permit for Ohio Mine|
Nov. 16--U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials have filed an objection to a water-pollution permit that the Ohio EPA planned to give to a coal company for a mine in Monroe County.
|11/15/2013||Indiana Regulators Approve Project at Rockport Power Plant|
Nov. 15--ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Indiana's Utility Regulatory Commission has approved Indiana Michigan Power's pursuing a lower-cost alternative for reducing emissions at its Rockport, Ind. power plant.
|11/15/2013||Minn. Gov. Unveils $300M in Highway Projects|
Nov. 15--Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday announced plans for spending up to $300 million on 10 state highway projects targeted to remove congestion and improve commerce.
|11/14/2013||Second Phase of $380M St. Louis Arch Grounds Overhaul Begins|
Nov. 14--ST. LOUIS --Regional officials turned ceremonial dirt Thursday afternoon on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, the second major component of the $380 million Gateway Arch Grounds overhaul.