Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, LakesPosted 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 »
Clean water groups highlight progress for Apple River, call for more success storiesPosted Oct 27, 2014
On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect the Apple River, where citizens banded together to protect the river and Apple River Canyon State Park from efforts to construct two factory farms within the river’s watershed.
Clean water groups released Waterways Restored, a series of case studies compiled by Environment Illinois Research & Policy... Read More »
The Southern Illinoisan: Uncertainty still looms over fracking in IllinoisPosted Oct 27, 2014
More than 15 months after Gov. Pat Quinn signed fracking legislation into law, uncertainty still hovers over the future of the controversial industry in Illinois.
Fracking supporters claim rule making for the legislation has been held up by a cumbersome commenting process set up by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources while fracking opponents view the delay as necessary to ensure a "dangerous" practice is made as safe as possible.
Brad Richards, executive vice... Read More »
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