Currently in Chicago — September 8th, 2022

Warm End To The Week

The weather, currently.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

  1. Warm End To The Week
  2. Half & Half Weekend
  3. Feeling Like Fall By Monday

Sunny skies for our Thursday in Chicago as highs warm into the lower 80s. Little change for Friday but a few degrees warmer with highs in the middle 80s. A sunny start Saturday but increasing clouds during the afternoon as highs hit the middle 80s. Cooler lakeside Thursday through Saturday. Next decent chance of rain arrives Saturday night with scattered showers possible also Sunday and Monday. We slide into the lower 70s for highs Sunday and cool into the upper 60s for highs by Monday.

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What you need to know, currently.

Anti-pipeline activists will converge in Washington D.C. this Thursday in an effort to convince lawmakers to halt the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a pet project of Senator Joe Manchin, that was revived as part of the deal brokered to pass the Inflation Reduction Act.

The methane pipeline would cross 303 miles of mountainous, landslide-prone terrain and pass through several areas where a potential accident could severely affect residents’ drinking water. Landslides are a relatively common cause of pipeline explosions in Appalachia and building regulations are lax.

"No one is really saying, ‘We’ve looked at this and this line is safe,’" Rick Kuprewicz, a chemical engineer who worked on pipelines before going into safety consulting, told E&E News in 2019. "The system favors rushing."

Click here to tell your representatives to block the Mountain Valley Pipeline

What you can do, currently.

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