Text message alerts about high-risk days for petcoke exposure are part of a collaboration between activists on Chicago’s Southeast Side and techies and programmers with Chi Hack Night, a movement that helps citizens use public data and open source software around certain policies or issues.
The atmosphere at a gathering of energy experts in Chicago this week was ebullient, with speakers describing a groundswell of innovation that promises to revolutionize the way energy is delivered on the grid.
A coalition of environmental and neighborhood groups say it is "unconscionable" that the Illinois EPA is not following through on an effort to regulate petcoke storage statewide.
Chicago and Minneapolis are among the top 10 cities in the country for having strong energy efficiency policies, according to a new report.
Oil trains are passing through and sitting idle for hours in the same low-income, largely black and Latino Chicago neighborhoods that have been at the center of recent high-profile environmental justice struggles.
A recent announcement that petcoke shipments to Chicago will end largely just consists of a company saying it will comply with city regulations instituted a year ago.
About 1,100 employees of BP's Whiting refinery just outside Chicago went on strike at 12:01 am Sunday.
The battle over petcoke in Chicago continued Tuesday with the City Council’s zoning committee passing an ordinance that would set limits by the end of March on moving the substance through the city.
On Wednesday, Chicago’s public health commissioner sent KCBX a scathing letter, denouncing the company for releasing plans “via press release” for a proposed petcoke enclosure.
As a Koch subsidiary seeks delays for a proposed petcoke enclosure, neighborhood activists question whether the city is doing enough to crack down on pollution from the facility.