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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…
    January 28 2014
    CHICAGO – Clean water advocates are challenging weak…

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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 »
Rock River Times: Illinois local officials voice support for EPA’s proposed clean water rule
Posted Feb 03, 2015

CHICAGO — In advance of a rare joint congressional hearing to be held this Wednesday, Feb. 4, Elgin Mayor David Kaptain, Chicago aldermen and other local elected officials called on members of the state’s congressional delegation to support restoring protections to 56 percent of Illinois’ streams, including those that feed into Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. Environment Illinois submitted their letter to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois. “The Clean Water Act... Read More »
Chicago Tribune: Winnetka officials to release results of water study
Posted Jan 30, 2015

Officials in Winnetka are expected to soon unveil the results of a consultant's water quality testing study – a $125,000 project launched in anticipation of seeking approval from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for building the village's proposed $34 million Willow Road stormwater tunnel. Steven Saunders, Winnetka's director of public works, said that MWH, the engineering consultant hired to conduct the study, began collecting samples of stormwater run-off last fall. He... Read More »

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