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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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Herald-Review: Water protection plan sparks debate
Posted Dec 05, 2014

Protecting the health of the soil and waterways seems to be the subject of widespread discussion in the agriculture industry as we head into the winter. Expect to hear more about the issue as a statewide effort was launched last week for the public to provide comments about improving water quality in Illinois and the Gulf of Mexico. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture said the public comment period for the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy will be... Read More »
State Journal-Register: Water plan open for discussion
Posted Nov 28, 2014

State regulators have begun taking public comments on a plan to improve water quality by reducing chemical runoff into rivers and lakes. A draft plan for reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus runoff, including from agricultural and municipal operations, was the result of months of negotiations among farm groups, environmentalists, municipalities, scientific researchers and business. Illinois is among a dozen states in the Mississippi River basin working on ways to reduce runoff that eventually... Read More »
Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, Lakes
Posted Nov 11, 2014

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans next month to release an action plan aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the state's rivers and lakes. The agency's release of the "document of strategic actions" to the public in November comes after months of talks among environmentalists, agriculture professionals and wastewater agencies, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported (http://bit.ly/1EddqvP ). State officials will gather input from the public... Read More »

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