Nutrient Pollution

Water and Waste Town Hall

Tuesday, November 22 | 6-7:30 pm | Register via Zoom using the form below IEC is hosting a series of three town halls for our supporters. At the Clean Water and Waste Town Hall, participants will hear from IEC and our partners on the most pressing issues facing Illinois and our current advocacy plans. We’re …

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Cover Crops and the 200 Year Nutrient Pollution Gap

Nutrient pollution from excess fertilizer carried downstream by water and erosion is poisoning our drinking water, feeding toxic algal blooms and contributing to a massive deadzone in the Gulf of Mexico.

NEW REPORT: Illinois over 200 years from reaching nutrient pollution reduction goals

Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Groups Respond to IEPA Agriculture Pollution Report​ SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Conservation and sustainable agriculture organizations working to reduce nutrient pollution in Illinois waterways have issued the following joint statement in response to the release of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) Biennial Report by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) …

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CAFO Hearing

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). One shocking revelation came from IDNR records that show that half of all fish kills in Illinois rivers are related to spills from livestock operations. In response to these reports, …

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