Chicago’s Department of Public Health has found that the piles have violated dust and debris provisions of municipal environmental ordinances. City officials also claimed the issue was of “special concern ... because the facilities are located in a densely populated area of the city.”
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.