News Release | Environment Illinois

Senate Passes Electric Rate Hikes to Underwrite Dirty Coal

Power politics prevailed over environment and ratepayer costs today, as the Illinois Senate voted to force Illinois citizens and businesses to purchase power from a proposed coal plant operated by Tenaska, an out-of-state corporation

News Release | Environment Illinois

Clean Cars would Save Illinoisans $11 Million this Thanksgiving Weekend

As Illinoisans prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment Illinois report finds that more efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Illinoisans over $11 million dollars at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Senators Kirk and Durbin Vote to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Environmentalists Applaud Environmental and Economic Victories in Smart Grid Bill

Today the Illinois General Assembly passed "smart grid" legislation that includes major provisions for renewable energy and energy efficiency that Environment Illinois, and Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club worked to include in the legislation.

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