State Recycling and Composting In the 15th edition of the IEC Lunch & Learn Series, James Jennings from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency discusses recycling, composting and waste management in Illinois. Find links and articles from the session below: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency IEPA’s recycling page IEPA’s composting page  

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IEC EnviroNews (Summer 2013)

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

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Legislative Report

Mid-May Update

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, a story about the fix that we are supporting to Illinois’ renewable energy portfolio standards was on the front page of the Chicago Tribune. The fix to the RPS is still

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Legislative Report

Updates on Priority Legislation

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. Deb Mell and Sen. Dave Koehler) SB 1666 would label genetically engineered (GE) food, with some exceptions, to help create a market for farmers who desire to use non-GE seeds and

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