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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Residents Stand Up to Peabody Coal at Historic EPA Hearing: Will AG Madigan Bring Justice to Rocky Branch?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It was a historic evening in Harrisburg, Illinois and for the first time in decades, southern Illinois residents brought the spotlight to issues of civil rights and the state's spiraling crisis from a poorly regulated coal mining rush.

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...

As Daley Drags Feet On Convenient Recycling Measures, Chicago Waste Keeps Piling UP

Chicago Reader | Posted by Lucio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few days ago the Illinois EPA released its latest Annual Landfill Capacity Report. Now that you've recovered from the excitement of this news, I'...

Chicago Has Seven Years Worth Of Landfill Space Available

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State environmental officials say overall disposal capacity in Illinois is sufficient for the next 18 years. That's despite a 3.5 decline in space. ...

Illinois EPA Wrestling With Landfill Gas Leak

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said today it will install a system to contain underground methane at a former landfill in Crystal Lake. ...

Environmentalists And Regulators Pushing To Clean Up Chicago River

Chi-Town Daily News | Jennifer Slosar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day in July 2007, Katie Coleman found herself upside down in the Chicago River. Her kayak had hit a submerged tree stump and flipped. Coleman, 26...