Environmentalists Want EPA, Obama To Close "Frightening" Clean Water Act LoopholesPosted Nov 07, 2013
Activists with Environment Illinois say it's time to give Lake Michigan the Halloween treat it deserves: protection from polluters.
At a news conference at North Avenue beach Tuesday morning, environmental organizers said loopholes in the Clean Water Act have allowed Lake Michigan to become a "witch's brew of pollutants" for more than a decade, leaving nearly 56 percent of Illinois' streams unprotected. The unchecked pollution has the potential to put the drinking water of more than 1.6... Read More »
MWRD, partners to break ground on major IL disinfection projectPosted Sep 20, 2013
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) board of commissioners will break ground on the disinfection facility at the O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), in Skokie, Ill., joined by Governor Pat Quinn, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett, and other area leaders.
Held on Monday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., ground will also be broken for the disinfection... Read More »
Massive Gulf Dead Zone signifies lack of action by EPA, statesPosted Jul 29, 2013
This week, scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium completed their annual measurement of the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone, which measured 5,800 square miles, larger than the state of Connecticut.
The Dead Zone is an area of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River which is oxygen-deprived due to excess nitrogen and phosphorus pollution coming primarily from agricultural sources throughout the Basin as far north as the River’s source in Minnesota.
In addition... Read More »
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