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Stopping BP's toxic dumping scheme.

In 2007, BP announced plans to increase its dumping of toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan by hundreds of pounds a day. But through our advocacy and organizing, we gathered 80,000 petition signatures and forced BP to back down under what the Chicago Tribune called "firestorm" of criticism. Environment Illinois has since helped win numerous victories for Lake Michigan, including cleaning up mercury and other industrial toxins.

News Release | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Agribusiness Lobby Fights Against Clean Water:

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Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

Growing Influence

The agribusiness lobby is well known as one of the most powerful in Washington, D.C., and many states. Less well known is the fact that big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to cleaner water for the American people.

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Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

On the Right Track

Each year, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad (Metra) saves area travelers about 34.8 million gallons of gasoline--the same amount of fuel consumed by more than 61,000 cars annually. Our leaders should make Metra and similar projects a priority for transportation investments.

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