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Coal ash removal bill heads to governor Coal ash removal bill heads to governor

Coal ash removal bill heads to governor

A bill aiming to ensure safe closure of toxic coal ash pits and financial protections for taxpayers should the pits cause environmental disaster is on its way to the governor. Senate Bill 9 passed the Illinois House on Monday, 18 days after passing the Senate. “This bill will set the parameters of how coal ash will be handled in the state of Illinois,” Democratic Rep. Carol Ammons of Urbana said.
Vaping could soon be added to Illinois smoking ban Vaping could soon be added to Illinois smoking ban

Vaping could soon be added to Illinois smoking ban

The Illinois Senate is considering a bill that would expand the state’s general ban on smoking in public places to include e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine products, but the vaping industry is resisting, saying their products do not produce “smoke” and don’t pose the same public health risks.
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