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Illinois Environmental News Update

Here’s your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet:

(1) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency held two public hearings regarding a water discharge permit for the proposed North Canton Mine near the city of Canton in Fulton County.

(2) The City of South Beloit has received a violation notice from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency because the city has not renewed its MS4 Permit dealing with management of stormwater since 2008.

(3) Interesting article from Chicago Magazine details the history of the Asian carp issue.

(4) Elgin City Council members will discuss two green infrastructure initiatives Wednesday. One would create bioretention basins in the South West Area Neighborhood and the other would redo most of the city hall parking lot with special pavers that absorb water.

(5) At the global climate change talks, China, the United States and India (which together make up nearly half of the world’s CO2 emissions) refused to move toward a new legal commitment to curb their carbon emissions, increasing the risk that climate talks will fail to clinch a meaningful deal this week.,0,3134218.story

(6) Methane gas from the Prairie View Landfill set to be funneled to the engines at a gas-to-energy plant, converted into electricity and sent to the power grid.

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