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The states of California and Illinois both released proposed rules for fracking on Friday, which received general criticism from environmental groups and measured acceptance from the oil and gas industry.
After months of hesitation, the Illinois House of Representatives has finally voted on marriage equality and approved it. After one more procedural vote in the state Senate, Illinois will become the 15th state with marriage equality.
The Prairie State coal-fired plant in Southern Illinois is increasing consumer electricity bills throughout the Midwest while annually emitting 13 million tons of carbon pollution into the atmosphere.