From the Post-Tribune:

Residents from around the Great Lakes have lived with the effects of coal ash contamination for years: In Pines, Jan Nona’s drinking water well was contaminated with cancer-causing pollutants from coal ash. In Illinois, the ash came down like snow on Mary Parks’ house.

On Thursday, Nona and 17 of her fellow Pines residents trekked to Chicago to convince officials from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it’s about time they begin to regulate the disposal of coal ash so others don’t end up experiencing the same “devastation.” Read more.