Illinois EPA Refers Union Pacific Railroad Company to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Release of Diesel Fuel from locomotive
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett has referred an enforcement action to the Attorney General’s office against Union Pacific Railroad Company following a release of diesel fuel from one of its trains traveling near Sidney in Champaign County. The Agency is seeking immediate injunctive relief to require all appropriate measures to mitigate the release, which has impacted a tributary to the Salt Fork River and the Salt Fork, itself.
Illinois Agencies Host 24th Annual Earth Stewardship Day at Illinois State Fairgrounds – Area Fourth Grade Students to Learn Ways to Take Care of the Earth
SPRINGFIELD — More than 900 fourth grade students from Sangamon County are participating in the 24th Annual Earth Stewardship Day at the Illinois State Fairgrounds today. This year’s event is hosted and jointly sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Departments of Agriculture and Transportation and the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois EPA presented Environmental Excellence Awards to four Illinois students at the State Science Exposition. The competition was hosted by the Junior Academy of Science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on Saturday, May 2.
Illinois EPA and Boy Scouts of America Partner for Annual 20-Mile Lincoln Trail Hike – Lincoln Pilgrimage honors Abraham Lincoln’s 20-mile trek; Scouts pick-up litter along the scenic trail
SPRINGFIELD—Over 1,000 area Boy Scouts are spending the day taking part in the annual Lincoln Trail Hike, so named because hikers retrace the steps of a young Abraham Lincoln as he journeyed from New Salem to Springfield to borrow books. The Lincoln Trail Hike is part of the weekend activities of the 70th Annual Lincoln Pilgrimage, which is hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America.
Illinois EPA grants Horsehead Corporation Provisional Variance from Hazardous Waste Accumulation Periods – 30-day Variance is needed due to fire at receiving hazardous waste facility
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) has granted Horsehead Corporation a provisional variance from hazardous waste accumulation periods so as not to violate applicable hazardous waste storage requirements. The need for the provisional variance is due to a fire that occurred at a hazardous waste facility where the waste was to be shipped.
Illinois EPA grants PCCR USA, Inc. Provisional Variance from Hazardous Waste Accumulation Periods – 30-day Variance is needed due to fire at receiving hazardous waste facility
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) has granted PCCR USA, Inc. a provisional variance from hazardous waste accumulation periods so as not to violate applicable hazardous waste storage requirements.
Illinois EPA Honors Young Environmentalists in 28th Annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest Ceremony – Students Recognized for Creativity on the Importance of Green Transportation
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett today honored a group of distinguished fifth and sixth grade students selected for their creative skills used to express environmental awareness, as part of the Agency’s 28th Annual Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest. The writers and artists selected from throughout Illinois were recognized at a reception in the Old State Capitol building in downtown Springfield.
Governor Quinn Announces $20.9 for Clean Water Project in Elmwood Park – Funding Will Alleviate Urban Flooding Problems and Improve the Environment
ELMWOOD PARK – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $20.9 million investment for a stormwater management project in Elmwood Park. The projects are funded by Governor Quinn’s $2 billion Illinois Clean Water Initiative (CWI) and are part of his agenda to drive Illinois’ economy forward and protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ infrastructure.
Governor Quinn Announces Support For President Obama’s Clean Power Plan – Urges U.S. EPA to Work with States to Create Strong Implementation Plans; Cites Illinois’ Actions to Curb Harmful Effects of Climate Change
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced his support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to reduce carbon pollution and improve public health.
State Seeks Public Input on Strategy to Reduce Phosphorous and Nitrogen Pollution in Mississippi River Basin – Draft Strategy Aims to Have Agricultural and Municipal Interests Work Together to Improve Water Quality
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Robert Flider today announced that the public is invited to provide comments on a new statewide effort designed to improve water quality in Illinois and the Gulf of Mexico. The public comment period for the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is now open, and comments must be postmarked by midnight on January 24, 2015.