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  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 9, 2012
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) State of Illinois sues the City of Markham for allegedly violating the IL Environmental Protection Act by not having a backflow contamination control in its water supply system for at least six months. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8494027 (2) Illinois EPA officials h...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 2, 2012
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Federal Appeals Court delays enforcement of EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule while the court decides the rule's legality.  http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-31/epa-cross-state-emissions-rule-put-on-hold-by-appeals-court.html (2) Gov. Quinn signs a bill that makes modestly consume...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update–Holiday Weekend Edition

    Posted by on December 26, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update from the holiday weekend from across the internet: (1) Citing tougher federal clean-air rules, Ameren Energy Resources commences shutdown of its coal- and oil-fired power plant on the Illinois River about 60 miles west of Springfield. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1282421696/Tim-Landis-Ameren-begins-shutdown-of-Meredosia-plant (more…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 22, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) EPA announces first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. http://rockrivertimes.com/2011/12/21/epa-issues-landmark-standard-for-mercury-air-toxics-pollution-from-coal-fired-power-plants/ (2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publish the Aquatic Nuisance Species Co...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 19, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) According to Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center, U.S. EPA signed a rule to curb toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants with three separate limits: one for mercury, a second for acid gases, and a third for particulate matter, which is used to target emissions of metals such as ch...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 16, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) U.S. EPA is expected today to approve a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from the country's power plants. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/la-na-epa-mercury-20111216,0,95368.story (more…)...
  • Smart Grid Bill Passes Illinois Legislature, May Be Vetoed by Governor

    Posted by on June 1, 2011
    As reported by the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill containing Commonwealth Edison's proposal to install a "smart grid" that customers would help pay for.  Under the plan, "the utility would install new smart meters that could cut down on the practice of sending out estimated bills that many people get one month only to get hammered with an outsized catch-up bill ...

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