Clean air

IEC Responds to Trump Administration Rollback of Clean Car Standards

The Illinois Environmental Council issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s rollback of Clean Car Standards: SPRINGFIELD, IL – In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Trump administration just finalized their brazen rollback of clean car standards. This move will harm public health by increasing air pollution, introduce more uncertainty …

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Legislators Stand Together to Introduce Legislation to Phase Out Ethylene Oxide Emissions

Statewide bill would protect communities from cancer-causing emissions CHICAGO – Today, state lawmakers were joined by Stop Sterigenics, Stop ETO, Clean Power Lake County, and The Illinois Environmental Council, to announce legislation that will protect the public from ethylene oxide (EtO) exposure through a complete phase out of EtO emissions.  HB3888 sponsored by Rep. Rita Mayfield, Rep. …

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IEC Bulletin (Spring 2005)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Update on the danger of mercury Governor Blagojevich gets mixed environmental grade Review of annual meeting Coalition continues drive for parks and wildlife funding Preview of spring session Concerns over budget Governor Blagojevich calls for renewable portfolio standard

IEC Bulletin (Fall 2004)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of Environmental Leadership Dinner US Senate candidate Barack Obama’s environmental agenda

IEC Bulletin (Fall 2001)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Air pollution bill and coal subsidies pass Bush Administration may end lawsuits against power plants Food irradiation coming to Illinois Report on War Bluff Valley Sanctuary

IEC Bulletin (Summer 2001)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Energy issues paper Proposal for Illinois transportation priorities Report on air quality

IEC Bulletin (April 2001)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Illinois Senate approves clean air legislation Illinois Endangered Sprecies Protection Board threatened Statehouse report Report on Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

IEC Bulletin (May 2000)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Spring session review Governor Ryan plans summit on coal, energy, and clean air Illinois in top 10 for coal plant emissions Legislation to clean-up aging power plants postponed Wildlife Prairie Park declared premier wildlife park

IEC Bulletin (December 1999)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Call to end the grandfathering of coal-fired power plants Environmentalists and coal miners push for stricter air pollution controls Report on power plant pollution Review of annual conference Governor Ryan creates Environmental Regulatory Review Commission

IEC Bulletin (July 1999)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Environmental bills sent to Governor Ryan Genetically modified corn’s affect on monarch butterflies

IEC Bulletin (March/April 1999)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Livestock negations yield results Testing program for vehicle exhaust passes House Assault on Illinois’ Endangered Species Act Land acquisition bill passes Senate Nature preserves bill passes House ComEd to sell power plants Spring session review

IEC Bulletin (July/August 1998)

FInd the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Report on Illinois’ endangered animal species

IEC Bulletin (March/April 1998)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of spring session Proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Governor Edgar announces three new nature preserves

IEC Bulletin (January/February 1998)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of bills introduced for spring session Report on air quality and utility deregulation

IEC Bulletin (August 1997)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Report on electric restructuring legislation IEC receives power plant clean-up grant Preview of veto session Governor Edgar’s vetoes Report on Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) Illinois Cave Amphipod proposed for federal endangered species list End of session wrap-up

IEC Bulletin (June 1997)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. End of session wrap-up

IEC Bulletin (April 1997)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Restoration of Retail Rate defeated Spring session update

IEC Bulletin (April, 1993)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of environmental bills for session

IEC Bulletin (October, 1992)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Governor Edger vetoes banker’s clean-up bill Other actions on bills List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (August, 1992)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Post-session review Lake Calumet airport bill failed in Senate Session at a glance How the state budget affects environmental policy Bankers’ bill shifts contamination cleanup burden to taxpayers Reports on clean air related legislation Pesticide safeguards maintained and strengthened List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (December 1991)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Plans for “State of the Environment” report Review of veto session Groundwater action projects Review of annual conference Local success stories on waste reduction

IEC Bulletin (June 1990)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Hope remains for environmental bills in spring session Pollution prevention prospects to be decided Bills to protect lands and waters could highlight the session Funding source stalled for new programs List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (May 1990)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Environmental bills face setbacks despite Earth Day push Lobby Day highlights environmental bills

IEC Bulletin (April 1988)

Find the Full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Solid waste bills top environmental concerns Review of Conservation budget Update on Rock Island Trail Middle Fork has strong supports, but faces tough federal battle

IEC Bulletin (October 1987)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Governor Thompson signs key environmental bills.

IEC Bulletin (July 1987)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Session wrap-up review Step forward in protecting groundwater New controls adopted for ATVs Polluters to pay for slow compliance Air toxics to be listed and regulated List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (April 1987)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. ATVs threat to public lands Budget review Updates on solid waste and groundwater List of upcoming events

IEC Illinois Environment (July 1985)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of legislative session Funds approved to buy land, save soil, and clean up toxic sites Amended drainage bill passes, but water rules still an issue List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (July 1983)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Legislation to watch

IEC Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 5

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Summary on Governor Thompson’s actions on bills Bleak forecast for river ecology Report on citizen action against hazardous waste List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 4

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Successful session for IEC Ottawa group battles landfill plan Legislative wrap-up Boost for clean air and coal Statehouse report Report on federal Clean Air Act Briefing on bottle bill in Champaign-Urbana List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 3

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Statehouse update Clean air hearings moving slowly List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 2

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Push for Rock Island Trail Counties’ opposition to landfills Protecting non-game wildlife Update on bottle bill

IEC Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 1

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of state budget and federal funding Briefing on four threatened areas Statehouse report Agencies seek agriculture land policy List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 7

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Override sets nuclear waste policy IEC’s 1981 Action Agenda Citizen action brings PCB cleanup Report on the I & M Canal Review of annual meeting Court strikes down logging operation in Pere Marquette State Park List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 5

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Legislature toughens hazardous waste plan Legislative wrap-up Statehouse update Task recommends promotion of both coal and clean air List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 3

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of hazardous waste programs Statehouse update

IEC Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 7

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Update of Rock Island Trail possible opening Car inspection debate starting Project halted in Fort Massac State Park Legislators debate nuclear power Profile on Carol Moseley Braun List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 6

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Waste and wildlife bills vetoed Update on Illinois Beach State Park Report on bottle bill Middle Fork nominated for Scenic River System Profile on J. Theodore Meyer List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 1

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Fight for new bottle bill begins Statehouse update DOC supports conservation at Illinois beach New push for coal severance tax Report on bill to scrap water projects Profile on Community Recycling Center List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 10

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Thompson vetoes anti-clean air bill The new Illinois Department of Mines and Energy is possibly created Report of water shortages throughout the state Hearing help on Zion Marina Letters to IEC

IEC Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 9

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. The new Illinois Department of Mines and Energy is possibly created Zion Marina study begins Wabash Valley Interstate Commission finds funding Legislative update

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