Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

Corporate Agribusiness and America's Waterways

Pollution from agribusiness is responsible for some of America’s most intractable water quality problems – including the "dead zones" in the Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie, and the pollution of countless streams and lakes with nutrients, bacteria, sediment and pesticides.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

On the Right Track

Each year, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad (Metra) saves area travelers about 34.8 million gallons of gasoline--the same amount of fuel consumed by more than 61,000 cars annually. Our leaders should make Metra and similar projects a priority for transportation investments.

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