November 16, 2023
Today, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias unveiled the monarch butterfly decal license plate, which will directly support Illinois' efforts to foster habitats that support these critical pollinators.
November 1, 2023
A report released by the Sierra Club reveals that 9 million Illinois residents live in areas that regularly experience air that the EPA has determined is unsafe to breathe.
October 13, 2023
Today, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit against Springfield's municipal utility CWLP for multiple violations when it released a massive dust cloud of coal ash in August 2021.
Huge Win for Clean Energy and Ratepayers in Illinois Thanks to Missouri’s Approval of the Grain Belt Express Transmission Line
October 12, 2023
Ratepayers across Illinois stand to save $4.3 billion over 15 years and reap the benefits of low-cost clean energy thanks to approval of the Grain Belt Express transmission line.
Environmental Groups Sue Trump International for Clean Water Act Violations; Illinois Attorney General Also Takes Action
September 28, 2023
The amended lawsuit is the latest in a five-year legal battle over Trump International's violations of the Clean Water Act.
Local Groups Praise New Progressive Water Rate Proposal by the Joliet Public Utilities, Warn Work is Not Done
September 8, 2023
The Joliet Public Utilities Dept. proposes revamping the city's water billing structure to finance the new pipeline to Lake Michigan, which is necessitated by the depletion of local reservoirs that threaten universal access to clean drinking water.
Governor Pritzker Issues Amendatory Veto on Legislation That Would Have Allowed Ameren to Monopolize Transmission Projects
August 16, 2023
Governor JB Pritzker issued an amendatory veto on HB3445—legislation that would have given Ameren a “Right of First Refusal” to build regional transmission lines in Southern Illinois.
August 11, 2023
Governor JB Pritzker vetoed SB76—a bill that would have lifted Illinois’ decades-old moratorium on new nuclear power plants.
August 1, 2023
Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit against Williamson Energy for violations of their NPDES permit under the federal Clean Water Act.
Friends of the Chicago River and Sierra Club Illinois Intend to Sue Trump International for Additional Clean Water Act Violations
July 17, 2023
Friends of the Chicago River and Sierra Club Illinois have served a Notice of Intent to sue Trump International for additional violations of the federal Clean Water Act and the facility’s NPDES permit.