Though Chicago has recently made historic climate and environmental justice budget investments, the city still has much to do in the way of ensuring equitable public health and environmental protections in our EJ communities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTdD7i95GQw In the 18th edition of the IEC Lunch & Learn Series, IEC is joined by Meleah Geertsma from the Natural Resources Defense Council to discuss toxics in the environment, environmental justice and public health. Find links and resources from the session below: Natural Resources Defense Council website
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
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
Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Politicized climate complicates passage of bills Conservation 2000 initiative featured in budget New radioactive waste siting process begins IECEF wins grant for campaign against pesticide pollution Review of annual conference List of upcoming events
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