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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The plan announced Tuesday gives the states more discretion in choosing how to regulate pollution from the plants.

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official says a pipeline spill that dumped 48,000 gallons of diesel into a river that forms the border of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana has had no effect on wildlife.

Representatives from two federal agencies took heated criticism over the management of a former dumpsite for radioactive material and a nearby underground smolder at the Bridgeton Landfill on Monday night, as they tried to assure residents that their data suggests the surrounding communities are safe.