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Illinois Environmental News Update: 7/28/13

* The new edition of the ABA SEER Native American Resources Committee Newsletter contains articles on: (1) renewable energy on tribal lands (key agreements and terms for successful project development), (2) governance and jurisdictional considerations for renewable energy development in Indian Country, (3) a California district court’s decision upholding approval of the Ocotillo wind farm, (4) free prior informed consent (limitations and successes in enabling native direction of native land development), and (5) the Supreme Court’s denial of review of the Kivalina global warming damages claim. [ABA SEER NAR Committee Newsletter]

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* Governor Pat Quinn announces $900,000 state investment to help the City of Naperville build a “new ‘one stop’ environmental collection center where area residents can recycle everything from paper and plastic to fire extinguishers and prescription medications.” [Positively Naperville]

* The U.S. Department of the Interior summarizes its activities this past week with this video:

* U.S. EPA has invited “the 22 largest U.S. Great Lakes shoreline cities to apply for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for green infrastructure projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality.” Up to $8.5 million is available to cities, which “can use the grants to cover up to 50 percent of the cost of rain gardens, bio-swales, green roofs, porous pavement, greenways, constructed wetlands, stormwater tree trenches and other green infrastructure measures installed on public property.” [U.S. EPA Press Release]

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