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  • U.S. EPA Approves Changes to Illinois Vehicle Emission Testing Program

    Posted by on August 19, 2014
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved changes to the vehicle inspection and maintenance program of the State of Illinois.  These changes were proposed by the Illinois EPA as revisions to the State Implementation Plan, which details how Illinois will comply with the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations. (more…)...
  • Illinois Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging FutureGen Air Permit

    Posted by on June 18, 2014
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois recently denied an attempt by Sierra Club to challenge an air pollution control construction permit issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the FutureGen 2.0 Project.  The Court ruled in Sierra Club Inc. v. FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. that the Sierra Club could not challenge the permit in federal court; instead, t...
  • National Climate Assessment Addresses Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities for Midwest

    Posted by on May 9, 2014
    The U.S. Global Change Research Program recently issued its report, "Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment" which provides a detailed analysis of the challenges and opportunities that the Midwest will face as a result of climate change.  The full assessment can be found on the USGCRP's dynamic website, http://nca2014.globalchange.gov. (more…)...
  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Give First Public Speech Since Being Confirmed

    Posted by on July 26, 2013
    On Tuesday, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver her first public remarks since being confirmed by the Senate. The event will start at 10 am central time and will be webcast. From EPA's press release: "WASHINGTON--“ On Tuesday, newly-confirmed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Cambridge, MA to deliver remarks at Harvard Law School. This w...
  • President Obama To Make “Major Announcement” On Climate Change

    Posted by on June 24, 2013
    The U.S. EPA's Office of Public Engagement has issued the following press release previewing tomorrow's "major announcement" from President Obama on climate change: "President Barack Obama will be making a major announcement on climate change at Georgetown University this Tuesday, June 25, at 1:25 p.m. EDT.  You can watch the speech live at: whitehouse.gov/live You can watch a video prev...
  • Update on Fracking Legislation in the Illinois General Assembly

    Posted by on December 6, 2012
    I thought everyone would be interested in the following update from the Illinois Manufacturers' Association concerning fracking legislation in the Illinois General Assembly: "Following another marathon negotiating session that resulted in little movement between industry and the environmental community, several key state lawmakers met privately and intend to develop their own proposal that will...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for October 2012

    Posted by on November 12, 2012
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for October 2012.  The Environmental Register features a letter from Board Chairman Thomas Holbrook, which summarizes the activity that the Board has conducted in several rulemaking dockets. The Environmental Register also contains a rulemaking update, including a summary of the Board's adoption of final a...

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