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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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Chicago Tribune: City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water
Posted Feb 12, 2016

More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that MayorRahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city. In a peer-reviewed study, researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency foundalarming levels of the brain-damaging metal can flow out of household faucets for years after... Read More »
Chicago Sun-Times: Mussels & DuPage: Urban Stream Research Center
Posted Feb 12, 2016

As Jessi DeMartini led us toward the lab of the Urban Stream Research Center Saturday, she said to a kid, “I am a crappy fisherman. And I always end up looking for mussels anyway.” She meant crappy as slang; not crappie, the delectable panfish. Good thing mussels fascinate her. She is a streams ecologist and coordinator of the center for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Continue Reading
KFVS: IL EPA reports coal slurry contamination in Saline Co.
Posted Feb 12, 2016

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett referred an enforcement action against The American Coal Company to the Illinois Attorney General's office. The coal company is accused of releasing coal slurry into Bethel Creek, affecting a home in Saline County. The agency is seeking an order to require the company to immediately cease the discharge of coal slurry and other contaminants from the facility and maintain 24-hour cleanup operations until further notice, as well as... Read More »

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