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Pritzker Releases New Plan for Spending Multibillion Dollar Volkswagen Settlement

Apr 30, 2021
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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker's administration released a revised plan for how to spend the state's share of a multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlement, which found the vehicle manufacturer in violation of the federal Clean Air Act.

Severe staffing cutbacks are overwhelming the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement efforts. 

IL EPA Wants AG to Take Action in Spoon River Spill

Sep 29, 2013

The Illinois EPA wants law enforcement action against the owners of a railway which spilled thousands of gallons of corn syrup into a river in Fulton County last week.

IL Writes New Rules for Factory Farms, CAFO's

Feb 7, 2013

The Illinois Pollution Control board is in the process of drafting new rules regulating large scale factory farms often called confined animal feeding operations or CAFO’s. An environmental group thinks the current proposals could use strengthening.

Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit

Dec 14, 2012
Industry Mine
Marianne Morgan/InIllinoisWater.org

The company which operates the Industry Coal mine recently was found to have committed over six hundred water pollution violations. Springfield Coal also wanted to renew the mining permit for it’s mine near Industry.

The same day a press conference was to be held protesting the renewal of it’s mining permit, the company withdrew the application.