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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.

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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News Release | Environment Illinois

The Costs of Fracking: Environment Illinois documents dollars drained by dirty drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over fracking, Environment Illinois released a report today documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling — from health costs to local services to ruined roads to contaminated property.  The Costs of Fracking report comes as Environment Illinois and its allies urge Springfield to stop fracking before it can take root in the state.

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News Release | Environment Illinois

Illinois Groups Praise Speaker Madigan For Supporting Fracking Moratorium

One day after nearly a hundred concerned citizens converged on Springfield to call for a moratorium on fracking, House Speaker Mike Madigan today announced his support for legislation to stop the dirty drilling technique in Illinois.

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