Illinois Environmental Council http://ilenviro.org Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:29:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Update: Protect Illinois State Museums http://ilenviro.org/protect-illinois-state-museums/ http://ilenviro.org/protect-illinois-state-museums/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:28 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3449

Update (7/14/2015): On July 13th, IEC offered testimony in front of the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability opposing the closure of Illinois State Museums. Full testimony transcript:

We oppose closures of the Illinois State Museums and ask the commission to keep these important institutions open.

The Illinois state museums have a critical role to play in conservation and protection of the environment. State museums provide environmental education to people of all [...]

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UPDATE: Bobcat Hunting Legislation Signed into Law http://ilenviro.org/oppose-bobcat-hunting-legislation/ http://ilenviro.org/oppose-bobcat-hunting-legislation/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:50:17 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=2925

UPDATE (7/14/2015): The bobcat hunting bill has been signed by Governor Bruce Rauner. We’re disappointed that a slim majority of legislators and the Governor chose a path for these biologically important animals that is not supported by scientific research. We’ll be working to make sure that any rules proposed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources use a science based approach.

If passed, a bill currently moving through Illinois legislature will amend the [...]

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2015 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/2015-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/2015-newsletters/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:43:34 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3515 IEC EnviroNews (Summer 2015)

40th Anniversary Dinner 2015 Legislative Report Illinois Clean Jobs Bill update Air permit bill Summary of recycling and waste bills Bobcat hunting bill passes

Tags: Illinois Clean Jobs Bill; 40th Anniversary; Recycling; Bobcats; Clean Water; Green Infrastructure; Exotic weeds; Invasive species

IEC EnviroNews (Spring 2015)

2014 Legislative Report Sweep to conservation funds Monarch butterfly legislation introduced Exotic weeds and invasive species legislation Illinois Clean Jobs Bill introduced Brownfields and [...]

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1998 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/1998-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/1998-newsletters/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:36:20 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3403 IEC Bulletin (January/February 1998)

Review of bills introduced for spring session Report on air quality and utility deregulation

Tags: Clean Air; Pollution; Livestock; Energy Efficiency; Pesticides; Water; Wildlife; Rivers

IEC Bulletin (March/April 1998)

Review of spring session Proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Governor Edgar announces three new nature preserves

Tags: Clean Air; Livestock; Water; Recycling; Wildlife; Nature Preserves; Illinois River

IEC Bulletin (May/June 1998)

Spring session wrap-up Report on National [...]

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2011 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/2011-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/2011-newsletters/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:50:42 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3438 IEC EnviroNews (May 2011)

Spring Legislative Review Lobby Day 2011 Partners for Parks and Wildlife statement on OSLAD

Tags: OSLAD; Partners for Parks and Wildlife

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Keep the Illinois State Museums Open! http://ilenviro.org/keep-the-illinois-state-museums-open/ http://ilenviro.org/keep-the-illinois-state-museums-open/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:41:44 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3442 llinois State Museums offer families access to engaging and fun environment and conservation education opportunities. Governor Rauner recently announced that he will be closing the state museums for an indefinite period of time due to budget concerns.

Tell Governor Rauner and state legislators to keep these museums open!

Per this announcement, the Illinois State Museum headquarters in Springfield will be closed on July 1. The other branch facilities targeted for closure include Dickson Mounds in Lewistown; the Illinois Artisans Shop and Chicago Gallery in the Thompson Center [...]

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2014 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/2014-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/2014-newsletters/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:59:09 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3431 IEC EnviroNews (Spring 2014)

Spring report List of upcoming events Illinois moving on climate ready water infrastructure Report on protecting Illinois wildlife New farmers’ market rules Report on the Urban Flooding Awareness Act Removing of mandated coal education program Keeping microbeads out of the Great Lakes Report on increasing open spaces The benefits of clean energy in Illinois

Tags: Water; Wildlife; Farmers’ Market; Coal; Microbeads; Great Lakes; Open Space; Clean Energy

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2013 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/2013-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/2013-newsletters/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:53:17 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3429 IEC EnviroNews (Summer 2013)

Statehouse report List of upcoming events Recreation liability protection return to Illinois Progress on fix to Illinois’ renewable energy portfolio standards General Assembly passes green infrastructure bills New legislation to help building owners finance energy efficiency improvements The impacts of coal More composting options for farms in Illinois Comprehensive fraking regulations passed

Tags: Energy Efficiency; Fraking; Renewable Energy; Coal; Composting

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2009 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/2009-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/2009-newsletters/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:47:37 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3427 IEC EnviroNews (Spring 2009)

Reflecting on environmental impact of Obama and Quinn victories Illinois could be a leader with Clean Cars legislation Update on Mercury Profile of Prairie Rivers Network Review of annual meeting List of upcoming events

Tags: Energy; Open Space; Emissions; Climate Change; Mercury; Rivers

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2008 Newsletters http://ilenviro.org/2008-newsletters/ http://ilenviro.org/2008-newsletters/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:45:58 +0000 http://ilenviro.org/?p=3425 IEC EnviroNews (Spring 2008)

New global warming initiative heats up Springfield Profile on Decatur’s Community Environmental Council

Tags: Climate Change; Emissions; Energy Efficiency

IEC EnviroNews (Summer 2008)

Review of spring session Report on the Global Warming Response Act Profile on the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago

Tags: Energy Efficiency; Climate Change; Mercury; Open Space; Rivers

IEC EnviroNews (Fall 2008)

Legislature takes action to save state parks Public forums on climate change [...]

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