News Release | Environment Illinois

Senator Kirk Votes In Favor of the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to block the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk opposed the measure, instead siding with those who support action to reduce pollution and protect our children's future.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Map: All Illinoisians live in counties affected by severe storms, flooding and other weather-related disasters

Chicago, Illinois – Every Illinoisian lives in a county that has recently suffered from a weather-related disaster, such as the historic flood of April 2013, according to a new interactive map created using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Illinois Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

As the Obama administration readies its final Clean Power Plan to limit carbon from power plants, 16 Illinois solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, pledging their support to help meet reduce carbon pollution and speed the transition to clean energy in Illinois.

News Release | Environment Illinois

States, executive branch cutting pollution even while Congress resists climate action

Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

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