During this session, IEC focused on demonstrating public support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) and addressing ethylene oxide pollution.
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The 2019 Illinois General Assembly legislative session ended on Sunday, June 2. IEC is proud to announce it was one of the most successful ever
*IEC supports all bills unless opposition is noted.* ENERGY Support the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Agenda, and cosponsor these bills today! Clean Energy Jobs Act
YOU DID IT – 2,000 applications received! More than 2,000 IEC, Sierra Club and NRDC supporters came together to apply for the new Specialty Monarch
This week, the General Assembly took steps to move forward a comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2019. As we are still dealing with the damage caused to
With 3 weeks remaining in the spring legislative session, IEC remains focused on a few important measures, and the ongoing budget negotiations. VW Settlement and
On Thursday, April 26th, nearly 300 advocates joined us in Springfield for Environmental Lobby Day. The strength of our community was clearly on display as
Friday, April 13th is the final deadline for bills to get out of committee in both chambers. It was a mixed week in Springfield for
Today, Governor Rauner released his FY19 Budget Proposal in an address to the General Assembly. The Governor’s budget is an effort to close an estimated
The 2018 state legislative session began February, 30th 2018. With the Primary Election scheduled for March 20, session days are light between now and March.
Since mid-2016, the Chicago Tribune has been publishing an investigative series highlighting the many human and environmental harms caused by confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Texas-based Dynegy Inc. has launched a two-pronged assault on our environment, public health, and ratepayers. In the past few weeks, Dynegy requested that the Illinois
11 Senators and 33 Representatives Oppose SB 2250 and HB 4141, Dynegy’s Double-Bailout Dynegy, a Texas-based energy giant, has been busy pushing bailouts in multiple
The Illinois General Assembly approved SB550, or the Preventing Lead in Drinking Water bill. Because there is no safe level of lead in drinking water,
Legislation advanced to immediately sweep funding important to the environmental community SB274 Amendment #1 takes funding from numerous dedicated funds, including but not limited to:
With the March Primary Election behind us, legislative proposals are starting to move through committee. Unfortunately, proposals only have until March 28 to get out
We’re a little over a month in to session and IEC is tracking over 100 bills that touch on environmental issues. Few bills are advancing
With a little over two weeks left until the deadline for session to end (May 31), the environmental community’s largest issues are still moving. Yesterday,
Listed below are some of the priority bills that the environmental community is supporting in 2013. SB 1666, The Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act. (Rep.
Yesterday’s Environmental Lobby Day was incredible! Thanks to all 150 volunteers that came to Springfield. The co-sponsorships, letter signings, and expressions of support from legislators
The 2011 session has been mostly positive, with many good pieces of environmental policy moving forward. IEC and our member organizations have been kept busy fighting unacceptable proposals as well
While the overall tone of the legislature has been fairly quiet so far, several bills moved forward this week. The House unanimously passed a measure