Endangered species

Priceless Bell Bowl Prairie Demolished in Rockford, IL

Advocates respond, calling the destruction ‘devastating’ Rockford, IL – Much of the ancient Bell Bowl Prairie was demolished this morning as bulldozers for the Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA) rolled through the most pristine acres of the ancient prairie land following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clearance. “The destruction of Bell Bowl Prairie is nothing short […]

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Endangered Species Act

For this session, IEC will be joined by NRDC to discuss the Endangered Species Act and the way that it is used to protect wildlife in Illinois and all over the United States. Presenters: Lucas Rhoads, Attorney at NRDC

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5/11 Update from Springfield

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 a Clean Transportation Sector Thank you to all who took action on the VW settlement public comment period!  Nearly 700 supporters took action through IEC’s online form to criticize the

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Committee Deadline Week

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 IEC: while many of the proposals we support advanced towards passage, others very bad proposals moved forward despite our strong opposition. Bills that do not get out of committee by

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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

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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

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