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Life Without Running Water During COVID-19

We haven’t done right by the communities most impacted—Black, brown and low income communities—until we’ve guaranteed this vital resource regardless of zipcode, race or ability to pay.

Waters of the United States Protections and Rollbacks

https://youtu.be/IEXySaRZUCw In the 30th installment of our Lunch and Learn Series, IEC is joined by Molly Kordas of Openlands to discuss the Water of the United States Protections and rollbacks by the Trump Administration. Resources: Openlands

Urban Stormwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S774fmdYa3I In the 24th installment of IEC’s Lunch and Learn Series, IEC is joined by Marcella Bondie Keenan of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Olga Bautista of Alliance for the Great Lakes to discuss urban stormwater. Find links and resources from the session below: Center for Neighborhood Technology Alliance for the Great Lakes

H2NOW Chicago: Microbial Water Quality Monitoring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I58fnQPlI_g In the 21st installment of the IEC Lunch and Learn Series, IEC is joined by Alaina Harkness, Svetlana Taylor and George Brigandi from Current to discuss water quality and monitoring in Chicago. Find links and resources from the session below: Current website

Coal Ash and Groundwater Pollution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IXd6LjIRRM In the 16th edition of the IEC Lunch & Learn Series, attorney Faith Bugel joins us to discuss coal ash and how it pollutes groundwater.

Lead in Drinking Water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qYgjYdCPhA In the sixth installment of IEC’s Lunch & Learn Series, Justin Williams from the Metropolitan Planning Council, Caroline Pakenham from Elevate Energy, and IEC’s own Iyana Simba discuss lead in drinking water in Illinois. Below, you can find resources and links from the session: App to see if your home has lead pipes Illinois …

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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 EnviroNews (Summer 2014)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Legislative report Illinois is the first state to ban microbeads Protecting of Illinois’ wildlife Energy issues in Illinois Review of veto session

IEC EnviroNews (Spring 2014)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Spring report List of upcoming events Illinois moving on climate ready water infrastructure Report on protecting Illinois wildlife New farmers’ market rules Report on the Urban Flooding Awareness Act Removing of mandated coal education program Keeping microbeads out of the Great Lakes Report on …

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IEC Bulletin (Spring 2005)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Update on the danger of mercury Governor Blagojevich gets mixed environmental grade Review of annual meeting Coalition continues drive for parks and wildlife funding Preview of spring session Concerns over budget Governor Blagojevich calls for renewable portfolio standard

IEC Bulletin (Fall 2004)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of Environmental Leadership Dinner US Senate candidate Barack Obama’s environmental agenda

IEC Bulletin (Summer 2004)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of overtime session Profile of Partners for Parks and Wildlife Report on the water quality in Illinois Review of annual meeting

IEC Bulletin (Winter 2003)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Veto session review Environmental scorecard released Review of Environmental Leadership Dinner Report on framework for water quality programs List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (Summer 2003)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Statehouse report Wetlands Protection Act passed the House Environmental Briefing Book highlights key agenda issues Introduction of Blagojevich Administration IECEF launches Water Task Force

IEC Bulletin (Summer 2001)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Energy issues paper Proposal for Illinois transportation priorities Report on air quality

IEC Bulletin (April 2001)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Illinois Senate approves clean air legislation Illinois Endangered Sprecies Protection Board threatened Statehouse report Report on Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

IEC Bulletin (December 1999)

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

IEC Bulletin (July 1999)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Environmental bills sent to Governor Ryan Genetically modified corn’s affect on monarch butterflies

IEC Bulletin (January/February 1999)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Remarks of Governor Ryan on Illinois’ environment Ruling may have impact on livestock facilities in Illinois Review of annual conference

IEC Bulletin (March/April 1998)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of spring session Proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Governor Edgar announces three new nature preserves

IEC Bulletin (January/February 1998)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of bills introduced for spring session Report on air quality and utility deregulation

IEC Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 2

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Economic study slow PCBs Helm Lake deleted from development plan List of legislations and hearings

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