News Release

Congratulations to Gina McCarthy, Our New U.S. EPA Administrator

Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as head of the EPA. We applaud Senator Durbin for supporting her nomination and we are disappointed that Senator Kirk did not do the same.

News Release | Environment Illinois

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for Illinois Future Generations

Today President Obama announced his long-anticipiated climate change mitigation strategy. We thank the President and support this initiative that will benefit Illinoisans from all walks of life for generations to come.

News Release | Environment Illinois

The Costs of Fracking: Environment Illinois documents dollars drained by dirty drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over fracking, Environment Illinois released a report today documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling — from health costs to local services to ruined roads to contaminated property.  The Costs of Fracking report comes as Environment Illinois and its allies urge Springfield to stop fracking before it can take root in the state.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Illinois Groups Praise Speaker Madigan For Supporting Fracking Moratorium

One day after nearly a hundred concerned citizens converged on Springfield to call for a moratorium on fracking, House Speaker Mike Madigan today announced his support for legislation to stop the dirty drilling technique in Illinois.

News Release | Environment Illinois

President Obama Outlines Plan to Tackle Global Warming

Tonight, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Bruce Ratain, State Policy Associate for Environment Illinois, responded with the following statement.