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Illinois Environmental News Update

Here’s an update of recent stories in the news involving Illinois environmental issues:

President Obama announces agreement pledging to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025.,0,2498668.story

U.S. EPA proposes for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, particularly those drilled using hydraulic fracturing.,0,7974088.story

Ordinance introduced in Chicago city council would force two coal-fired power plants–Fisk plant in Pilsen and Crawford plant in Little Village–to convert to natural gas, cut operating hours or shut down within four years.,0,1464067.story

U.S. EPA delays finalizing smog regulations for a fourth time.,0,809483.story

Recent Chicago-area sewage overflows have prompted an investigation by U.S. EPA.,0,6418041.story

Spurred by infrastructure investments, the Nissan Leaf comes to Illinois.,0,6064876.story

Federal government announces intensive monitoring of waterways near Lake Michigan after Asian carp DNA showed up in a third consecutive round of testing.,0,6421606.story

Sustain Our Great Lakes provides grants to three Illinois groups–$150,000 to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, around $56,000 to the Field Museum of Natural History and $500,000 to Friends of the Forest Preserves.–environmentalrestoration-grants,0,4227132.story

More than a dozen communities and entities will receive $5 million in Green Infrastructure Grants to reduce the amount of pollution running into the state’s waterways.–epagrants-illinois,0,1403153.story

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