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  • Exploring the Expanded Chicago Riverwalk
    August 14 2015
    From biking to dining, the three new branches of the Chicago…
  • 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…

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Illinois water regulations tightened
Posted Apr 10, 2016

WSIL – Following the crisis in Flint, Michigan, Illinois regulators want to increase their speed when it comes to notifying water customers of systems that exceed the federal lead standard. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health have decided on a 10-day deadline to let customers know about the lead violations. That is significantly quicker than the federal standard that states homeowners must be notified within 30 days. The Associated... Read More »
Progress IL: Duckworth, Quigley Propose Drinking Water Safety Legislation
Posted Mar 17, 2016

U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL,5) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL,8) introduced legislation in the House Thursday aimed at protecting America's drinking water supply from lead contamination. The proposed legislation comes in the midst of the lead poisoning water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which is the subject of a congressional hearing being held today. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy are testifying at the... Read More »
WAND: IL. EPA to Increase Water Tests at Mahomet Aquifer
Posted Mar 11, 2016

CLINTON, IL – The Illinois EPA is increasing tests of ground water at the Clinton Landfill in Dewitt County. State Senator Chapin Rose says, it’s important to test the landfill because of its location on the top of the Mahomet Aquifer. Continue Reading

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