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Save Our Rivers

Factory farms are polluting our rivers with animal waste, chemicals and more—and the problem is only getting worse. We have an opportunity to stop them, but we have to act now.

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Protect Lake Michigan

Whether we're fishing off a dock, swimming at Oak Street Beach or sailing along the coast, we should be able to enjoy Lake Michigan without worrying about sewage pollution and unsafe bacteria levels. But each year, billions of gallons of sewage ends up in the Great Lakes, resulting in hundreds of beach closings in Illinois. We're urging the Environmental Protection Agency to keep sewage pollution out of Lake Michigan.

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Healthy Farms, Healthy Planet

The food we eat is one of our closest connections to the natural world. Farms should be environmentally friendly and provide food that is safe and healthy. Environment Illinois is working to make sure the rules for conventional farms are strong enough to protect our rivers and bays. At the same time, we are helping to build the market for food from local farms that grow diversified crops using sustainable practices.

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Get Illinois Off Oil

The environmental costs of our oil dependence are out of control — from the accidents and spills, to smog, to climate change. It's time to set this country on a path to getting off oil for good. We can get there by convincing our leaders to make new investments in fuel-efficient cars, new technology, and a first-class system of public transportation.

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Don't Frack Illinois

Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. Yet the oil and gas industry is pushing to bring this dirty drilling to Illinois — and our decision-makers are close to giving them the green light. We need to show massive public support to stop the oil and gas industry from fracking Illinois.

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Clean Air, Healthy Families

New EPA clean air standards will cut mercury pollution by 90% and save 46,000 lives each year. The coal industry and their friends in Congress are trying to roll back these standards, but we’re urging Congress to let EPA do its job and move forward with its commonsense plan to protect public health.