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"Transmission line monopoly back on agenda at Statehouse after Pritzker's veto" via Capitol News Illinois
February 20, 2024
A controversial proposal that would grant electric utilities more control over the construction of transmission lines is being revived in Springfield.
February 2, 2024
The 2023 Supreme Court ruling on Sackett vs. EPA redefined what wetlands are protected by the federal government, threatening wetlands across the country, including in the Great Lakes Region.
"For conservation’s sake, transfer Joliet Training Area to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie" via Chicago Sun Times
January 5, 2024
An investment in Midewin, one of the largest prairie restorations east of the Mississippi River, is an investment in a climate-resilient future for our region," write Openlands, The Wetlands Initiative, and Sierra Club Illinois.
December 27, 2023
Illinois now requires water bottle filling stations inside most public buildings in an effort to increase use of reusable water bottles.
"Honk If You Love Monarchs. Illinois Finally Set to Issue License Plate to Benefit Endangered Insect" via WTTW
November 16, 2023
After a seven-year wait, the state of Illinois will finally begin issuing monarch butterfly specialty license plates.
November 9, 2023
Plans for the proposed Hunter Lake are moving forward despite a federal agency not recommending the project.
"EPA recommends that Hunter Lake application be denied on Clean Water Act grounds" via State Journal-Register
November 3, 2023
The EPA recommends denial of the City of Springfield's permit to build Hunter Lake.
October 20, 2023
Navigator CO2 Ventures formally canceled their proposed plan to construct a 1,350-mile carbon dioxide pipeline spanning five Midwestern states.
"Navigator CO2 pipeline is canceled, but Illinois opponents say the fight isn't over" via Energy News Network
October 20, 2023
Navigator announced on October 20 it is nixing plans for a 1,300-mile pipeline to take carbon dioxide from ethanol plants across five states to be sequestered in Illinois. Illinois advocates say the fight isn't over.
October 19, 2023
Peoples Gas requested a $402 million rate hike for next year, and environmental and community activists are protesting against it.