News Release | Environment Illinois

Clean water groups highlight progress for Apple River, call for more success stories

On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect the Apple River, where citizens banded together to protect the river and Apple River Canyon State Park from efforts to construct two factory farms within the river’s watershed.

News Release | Environment Illinois

New report: Illinois coal plants 7th in country

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows Illinois’ coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Israel. 

News Release | Environment Illinois

Congress to block protections 56% of Illinois streams

56% of streams across the state could remain vulnerable to development and pollution, under a bill expected to win approval today by the U.S. House of Representatives. The waters affected flow into Lake Michigan and provide drinking water for millions of Illinoisans.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Illinois River and other waterways key to summer fun

More than 32 million people each year visit waterways like Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, according to a new Summer Fun Index by Environment Illinois. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for more than half of the state’s rivers and streams.

News Release | Environment Illinois

New Report: Solar Capacity in Illinois Grew 4% in 2013

Today, Environment Illinois Research & Policy Center released a new reoirt, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, showing strong solar growth across the nation — including a 4% increase in Illinois in 2013. 

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