Category Archives: economics

Illiana Tollway Project Meets Widespread Criticism in IL

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4th elections and in its wake, a spate of editorials by many of IL’s leading newspapers (as collected here by the Environmental Law and Policy Center) have criticized the project as wasteful, … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, economics, Illinois, news, planning, suburbs, transportation

Will County E-Waste Recycling Program’s Future Uncertain

In the article “Future of Will County Electronics Recycling Program in Jeopardy, Director Warns” published on 12 Nov 2014 in the Joliet Herald-News, reporter¬†Lauren Leone-Cross details the fiscal challenges facing the hitherto effective drop-off program and uncovers the difficulties in … Continue reading

Posted in business, economics, Illinois, news, pollution, recycling, waste

BP Guilty of “Reckless Conduct” in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, According to Federal Court

While the energy company BP has long maintained it was not primarily responsible for the largest oil spill in US history — the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico — US district court judge Carl Barbier … Continue reading

Posted in business, economics, energy, news, pollution, water

Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

Posted in business, climate change, economics, energy, Illinois, news, policy, pollution, science, waste

SUST Major Beeka Quesnell Reports on Her Summer Internship in Southwest Virginia

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka is … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, economics, education, health, internships, pollution, Roosevelt, social justice, students

Important Environmental Bills Pending this Week in IL General Assembly

Editor’s Note: This message on Memorial Day 2014 is from Jen Walling of the Illinois Environmental Council, a non-profit group focused on monitoring the IL General Assembly and advocating for progressive environmental policy for our state. Please consider contacting your … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, conservation, economics, energy, Illinois, news, policy, transportation

RU’s Center for New Deal Studies Hosts Food Justice Lecture on Feb. 25

Join the Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University next Tuesday for a lecture on the food justice movement, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in AUD 244 (Spertus Lounge) at RU’s Chicago Campus. Young Kim, executive director of … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, economics, ethics, food, policy, presentations, social justice