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Winning victories for clean energy.

This fall, the Illinois General Assembly passed "smart grid" legislation that includes major provisions for renewable energy and energy efficiency that Environment Illinois fought to have included in the bill. These key provisions will boost green jobs in the clean energy and energy efficiency industries, cut health-harming pollution from energy production, and save consumers money. Environment Illinois' Bruce Ratain and Max Muller lobbied on the successful team that brought the bill across the finish line.

Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

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News Release | Environment Illinois

Lake Michigan Haunted by Sewage, Mercury

Environment Illinois reveals the 10 spookiest facts about Illinois waterways just in time for Halloween - nothing short of frightening.

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News Release | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

Illinois Ranks 7th for Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

An Environment Illinois Research & Education Center report reveals that Illinois ranks 7th in the country for most carbon pollution from its power lants, the state's largest single source of global warming pollution.

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Congratulations to Gina McCarthy, Our New U.S. EPA Administrator

Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as head of the EPA. We applaud Senator Durbin for supporting her nomination and we are disappointed that Senator Kirk did not do the same.

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News Release | Environment Illinois

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for Illinois Future Generations

Today President Obama announced his long-anticipiated climate change mitigation strategy. We thank the President and support this initiative that will benefit Illinoisans from all walks of life for generations to come.

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