This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.
Fracking opponents say contamination has occurred, and contaminated water has been consumed by people, farm animals and wildlife.
Peabody hurt by lower prices for coal and competition from cheaper natural gas.
The company’s Chapter 11 petition listed $3.57 billion in assets and $3.07 billion in debts.
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–If they wrote blues songs about the coal industry, they’d have plenty to sing about – as three major coal companies in St. Louis are under pressure from falling demand, tougher regulations and competition from natural gas. […]
No fracking wells are up in Illinois yet, though some companies have been purchasing or leasing land in anticipation.
The Citizens’ Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.
The $32 million increase is half of what Ameren originally requested, but it’s still more than the amount recommended by an administrative law judge.
Finally a bit of good news regarding your utility bill.
The monthly bill for a typical residential customer is projected to rise by about $3.30.
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