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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.

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Cities can lead the solar energy revolution | Bret Fanshaw

Without federal clean energy leadership, local governments will need to pick up the slack.

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Report | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

Our Health At Risk

Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, Americans across the country continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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Report | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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News Release | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

Tyson among top water polluters in Illinois, country

Chicago – Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat and poultry producers dumps more toxic pollution into Illinois waters than any other agribusiness, and produces the most animal manure of major companies surveyed nationwide, a new report said today.

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