A bill designed to repeal Kansas' renewable energy standard is moving quickly through the state legislature -- led by corporate-backed, pro-fossil fuel groups that have fought to kill clean energy laws around the country.
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization known for helping to advance corporate interests by crafting conservative legislation at the state level, has created a new initiative to expand its influence to cities, towns, and municipalities.
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.”