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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Illinois

President and EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 91 percent.

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News Release | Environment Illinois

Senate Passes Electric Rate Hikes to Underwrite Dirty Coal

Power politics prevailed over environment and ratepayer costs today, as the Illinois Senate voted to force Illinois citizens and businesses to purchase power from a proposed coal plant operated by Tenaska, an out-of-state corporation

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News Release | Environment Illinois

Clean Cars would Save Illinoisans $11 Million this Thanksgiving Weekend

As Illinoisans prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment Illinois report finds that more efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Illinoisans over $11 million dollars at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

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Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Gobbling Less Gas For Thanksgiving

We can cut our oil use and reduce dangerous air pollution by requiring automobile manufacturers to meet stronger global warming pollution and fuel efficiency standards. Adopting the strong fuel efficiency standards currently under consideration is our nation’s greatest opportunity right now to reduce America’s oil consumption, cut global warming pollution from the transportation sector, and deliver important economic benefits to both consumers and businesses—including saving Americans billions of dollars at the pump.

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News Release | Environment Illinois

Senators Kirk and Durbin Vote to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants.

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