Water Pollution

Lawmakers, Advocates Introduce ‘Plastic-free Water for Illinois Platform’

Lawmakers, environmental groups, and consumer advocates bring the fight for plastic-free water to the General Assembly SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, State Rep. Ann Williams, State Sen. Melinda Bush and the Illinois Environmental Council announced the introduction of a comprehensive package of legislation tackling the pervasive problem of plastic pollution from single-use plastics in Illinois waterways …

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Broad Coalition Calls for Statewide Drug Take-back Program

Illinois legislators and advocates introduce The Illinois Drug Take-back Act CHICAGO – Today, state lawmakers, environmental and public health groups, along with business, public safety and local government voices, called for a statewide pharmaceutical drug take-back program funded by pharmaceutical companies. The coalition called the amount of  unused drugs in Illinois a public safety, public …

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IEC Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 7

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Bottle bill defeated EPA preparing plan for control of non-point sources of water pollution Call to action for Middle Fork Sulfur dioxide standards threatened Motorcycles halted in Sand Ridge State Forest List of legislation and hearings

IEC Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 15

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Middle Fork areas approved for dedication Victory with Zion Marina plans Attempt to resurrect the Middle Fork Dam project fails Limit to noise pollution authority stopped Citizen concern over pollution rising Corps say Wabash Canal is unfeasible

IEC Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 19

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Economic Impact Bill SB 805 amended in House Committee More reports on Lock and Dam 26 List of legislation status and hearing schedules

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