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Illinois Environmental News Update

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 chromium, selenium and cadmium.

(2) The deal to avert a government shutdown starting Friday night included a provision that prevents the Department of Energy from spending any money to implement or enforce the energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that is set to start going into effect for 100-watt bulbs in 2012.,0,805622.story

(3) Crestwood Village Board trustees debate whether the village would pay for the legal costs of a former water department employee indicted in the village’s drinking water scandal.

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