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 that’s unfortunate, local experts think.
Chicago and the suburbs need a president who will reduce air pollution, said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
“Air quality is getting better but we have a way to go because pollution doesn’t just stay within municipal boundaries,” he said.
Collins, an environmental attorney from Naperville, said aging pipes are a source of water pollution in the region.