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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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Midwest Energy News: Water ruling means more uncertainty for Illinois coal plants
Posted Jun 12, 2015

Proposed new temperature limits on Chicago-area waterways could hasten the demise of two coal-fired power plants. In comments filed June 1, NRG Energy argued before the Illinois Pollution Control Board that “certain industrial facilities” would close under the board’s proposal to impose stricter temperature limits on a Chicago-area waterway system. NRG owns two coal plants that discharge into these waterways, part of the fleet the companypurchased from Midwest... Read More »
My Journal Courier: Farms focus on saving nutrients, improving water
Posted May 31, 2015

Reducing nutrient losses from farm fields is a hot topic among farmers these days. About a year ago, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency released a draft “nutrient loss reduction strategy” that largely targets farmers and municipal water treatment plants as part of an effort to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus from contributing to hypoxia or a so-called “dead zone” of water in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Farmers and farm groups are not... Read More »
The Rock River Times: Water advocates, Illinois businesses applaud release of EPA’s Clean Water Rule
Posted May 27, 2015

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule, providing Clean Water Act protections for many streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water that our critical to our health, our economy and our natural world. The rule can be viewed here – The rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards for waterbodies that were historically protected under the Act. The streams and wetlands at issue... Read More »

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