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  • Restore the Clean Water Act: Take Action to Prevent Water Pollution, Reduce Flooding and Protect Habitat
    July 2 2014
    Which waters are most worth protecting? The answer is fundamental…
  • Illinois Environmental Community Rejects Last Minute Fracking Bill
    May 24 2014
    Late today amendments were submitted in the Illinois General…
  • Is Illinois at risk for the next coal ash disaster?
    May 8 2014
    On Feb. 2, a storage site filled with coal ash – a…
  • IEPA pushes for rules on coal ash disposal
    March 11 2014
    Illinois coal power plants consumed more than 48 million tons of…
  • ELPC's Statement on Gov. Quinn's Clean Water Initiative
    January 29 2014
    Environmental Law & Policy Center Commends Governor…
  • TEN TIMES TOO MUCH POLLUTION IS WAY TOO MUCH
    January 28 2014
    CHICAGO – Clean water advocates are challenging weak…

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WaterWorld: Unique partnership awarded for stormwater management, water conservation efforts across IL
Posted Apr 01, 2015

March 19, 2015 -- A partnership among the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Openlands and Healthy Schools Campaign -- known as "Space to Grow" (STG) -- has received three high-level awards for its ongoing efforts in the field of environmental sustainability across the state of Illinois. STG is a unique public-private partnership that transforms Chicago schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that encourage physical... Read More »
Chicago Now: Getting Ready for Safe Boating
Posted Mar 30, 2015

Stopping in at some of the boat dealerships and boat supply sections of the big stores is getting to be a pretty common thing right about now.  We’re not that far away from the Memorial Day weekend and that is usually the time when boat owners get their rigs out on the water for the first time each year. Many boaters have their boats on the water already in northern Illinois with the cooling lakes being open and the Illinois River ready to go for the sauger fishing.  It boating... Read More »
Progress Illinois: Groups Allowed To Expand Coal Ash Lawsuit Against NRG Energy
Posted Feb 20, 2015

The Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) has allowed a lawsuit against NRG Energy over groundwater issues to be expanded in light of newly-discovered coal ash ponds near the company's active coal-fired power plants in Illinois. Coal ash is a toxic byproduct of electricity generation discharged from coal-fired power plants. The IPCB's ruling issued Thursday means the complaint filed by citizen and environmental groups -- which... Read More »

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