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Illinois Environmental Council

Illinois Approves Secret Fracking Rules: IL Enviro Council Thrown Under Bus, Grassroots Hold Line

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A state legislative committee chaired by Sierra Club champion Sen. Don Harmon officially unleashed fracking in Illinois today, approving the final regulatory rules in secret, as legislators essentially dumped the concerns of compromising lobbyists with the Illinois Environmental Council and Sierra Club in closed-door meetings.

6 More Ways Chicagoland is Greener and Cleaner Than You Think (Part II)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.

Illinois Environmental Council Announces Fight to End Coal Subsidies: Will Gov. Quinn and 'Clean Coal' Frerichs Follow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

With today's bold announcement by the Illinois Environmental Council, statewide residents look forward to a more assertive and effective campaign by environmental groups to end state support for reckless mining devastation.

Beyond Clean Coal/Fracking Awards: IL Environmental Council Should Honor These Five Environmental Leaders Tonight

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Advocates gathering in Chicago tonight for the "Environmental Leadership Dinner" might want to honor the extraordinary efforts of some real environmental leaders on the extraction frontlines in southern Illinois instead of long-time boosters for "clean coal" and fracking jobs.

Frack Me! Illinois Environmental Council Awards Big Coal/Fracking Champ Bradley With Top Honors?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The skewed IEC award stunned many in Illinois' diverse environmental community, which had been deeply divided over the backroom negotiations on an admittedly flawed regulatory bill earlier this summer.