Civic leaders, residents call for stricter pollution regulations

Advantage News

“Advocates and residents from across Illinois gathered in Springfield on Tuesday for a fourth hearing before the Illinois Pollution Control Board to testify in opposition to the latest proposal to increase dangerous air pollution from the Central and Southern Illinois coal fleet operated by Texas-based Vistra Energy.

Illinois residents who have been affected by air pollution joined advocates from the Respiratory Health Association, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network and the Illinois Environmental Council to call on the pollution control board to halt a rulemaking proposal that would still allow for significant increases in coal pollution from the coal plant operator.”

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