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Posts Tagged ‘environmental justice’
  • New Law Countdown #3: Amendments to Illinois Environmental Justice Act

    Posted by on January 11, 2017
    Counting down new Illinois environmental laws that took effect on January 1, 2017 is Public Act 99-0541, which makes changes to the composition of the Illinois Commission on Environmental Justice.  The function of the Commission is to "advise State entities on environmental justice and related community issues, review and analyze the impact of current State laws and policies on the issue of envir...
  • Gov. Quinn Signs Bill Creating Environmental Justice Commission

    Posted by on August 28, 2011
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed the Environmental Justice Act (SB2193, Public Act 097-0391) which created a new "Commission on Environmental Justice". As described by U.S. EPA (which has had an environmental justice program for some time now), environmental justice "is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income w...

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