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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

Polluting industries have put our nation's waters in jeopardy by carving loopholes in the Clean Water Act, leaving 48,000 miles of Illinois' streams open to pollution. Join our call to restore the law's protection to all of our waters.

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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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Go Solar, Illinois

More and more Americans are going solar, meeting more of our energy needs in a way that’s clean and local. Unfortunately, dirty energy companies are putting up new roadblocks at every turn. Our research shows that the cities and states with the most solar power aren't the ones with the most sunshine—they're the ones with the best pro-solar policies. That’s why we’re urging Illinois' leaders to go big on solar and leave dirty energy behind. 

 

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Global Warming Solutions

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a Clean Power Plan that sets targets for states to reduce carbon from their power plants by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, cleaning up existing power plants, and switching to cleaner fuels. We’ve launched a campaign to reach more than 1 million Americans about the local impacts of global warming and the impact President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will have on our children’s future.

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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.