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Federal Setbacks and the State of Illinois Energy Policy

By Cary Shepherd Policy Director, Illinois Environmental Council The federal administration unveiled its latest attempt to prevent our nation’s transition to a clean energy economy earlier this week. After announcing the repeal of the Clean Power Plan – the Obama Administration’s signature climate change policy – the EPA has proposed to replace it with the …

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IEC Goes to Washington

Last week, the IEC staff went to Washington, D.C. for a Congressional lobby day with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV).  This trip marked a positive beginning to our exciting new partnership with LCV, and an opportunity for IEC to meet with members of Illinois’s federal delegation regarding both the federal and state priorities of …

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2018 Session in Review

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned on May 31st after passing a budget, which was signed by Governor Rauner the morning of June 4th. Read our budget update to learn more about the benefits to environmental programs of the fiscal year 2019 budget. The General Assembly likely will not meet again until after the election for …

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