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Alton Telegraph: ELPC’s Dexter says EPA Should Follow Coalition Recommendations to Clean Up Rivers & Streams

Report: Illinois Among States Failing to Manage Nitrogen and Phosphorous Pollution November 18, 2016 By Alton Telegraph ALTON — The Mississippi River Collaborative (MRC) today released a report that implores the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take specific actions … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: ELPC’s Learner Supports IL Pollution Lawsuit Against VW, Says Everyone is Harmed

The Chicago Tribune Illinois forcing Volkswagen to clean up its act Nov. 14, 2016 By Robert Reed Even those who never owned a Volkswagen car could benefit from the beleaguered company’s desperate need to make “dieselgate,” a moniker for its massive … Continue reading

Illinois Times: ELPC’s Learner Says Federal Court Ruling on Illiana Should Finally End Proposed Toll Road

End of the Road for Illiana? Controversial Toll Road Loses Second Court Battle November 10, 2016 By Patrick Yeagle A federal court struck down last week an environmental study used to justify a new tollway in northern Illinois. It’s the … Continue reading

Daily Herald: ELPC’s Learner Says We Need President Who Will Reduce Air Pollution

Where Trump, Clinton Stand on the Environment November 5, 2016 By Marni Pyke Despite headlines about lead in Michigan drinking water, the environment hasn’t made much noise in the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump and … Continue reading

NW Indiana Times: Illiana Continues on Slow Road Through Courts

Illiana Continues on Slow Road Through Courts November 4, 2016 By Andrew Steele The Illiana Expressway’s lingering presence continued this week with a court ruling affirming that federal approval of the project was based on a flawed and invalid environmental … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune: Latest Illiana Tollway Federal Court Ruling Helps Further Unwind Project

Chicago Tribune Environmental Groups Happy with Judge’s Ruling on Illiana Tollway Project By Zak Koeske vironmental groups that oppose construction of the Illiana Tollway are celebrating a second federal court judge’s ruling that the Federal Highway Administration’s 2014 approval of … Continue reading

Crain’s Chicago Business: Illiana Corridor Whacked Again in Federal Court

Crain’s Chicago Business Illiana Corridor Whacked Again in Federal Court GREG HINZ ON POLITICS A federal judge has stuck another knife into the just-barely-alive proposed Illiana Corridor. In a decision released Nov. 1. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Norgle used … Continue reading

ABC 7 News: Learner says Chicago Vehicle Emission Testing Site Closures Make No Sense

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Chicago Now Left Without Any Emissions Testing Facilities By Evelyn Holmes Tuesday, November 01, 2016 CHICAGO (WLS) — Many Chicago drivers are being inconvenienced by the closing of the last two Illinois emissions testing facilities in … Continue reading

Chicago Tonight: ELPC’s Learner says Chicago shutdown of vehicle emissions testing sites “defies common sense”

Chicago Tonight EPA to Shut Down 2 Chicago Vehicle Emissions Test Facilities By Reuben Unrau October 21, 2016 The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will close two vehicle emissions testing facilities in Chicago, leaving motorists without a single testing center within … Continue reading

Midwest Energy News: New Solar Rules in Illinois

October 19, 2016 In Illinois, New Rules Expected to Make Solar Faster and Cheaper By Kari Lydersen Illinois lawmakers have adopted new interconnection standards that will make the solar siting and installation process significantly quicker and cheaper, clean energy advocates … Continue reading