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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois is First in the Nation in Renewable Energy Use – New Report says 91 Illinois Communities Have Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois is First in the Nation in Renewable Energy Use – New Report says 91 Illinois Communities Have Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Electricity

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that a new report has found Illinois leads the nation in the number of communities using renewable electricity. The report shows 91 Illinois communities have achieved 100 percent renewable electricity, far more than any other state.

Deadline Approaching For Shoot For The Skies PSA Video Contest – Chicago Area High School and College Students Could Win Monetary Prize

Deadline Approaching For Shoot For The Skies PSA Video Contest – Chicago Area High School and College Students Could Win Monetary Prize

CHICAGO—Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett issued a last call for submissions to the Illinois Partners for Clean Air Shoot for the Skies PSA Video Contest. Submissions are due in just six weeks, with the deadline being Friday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m.  Chicago area high school and college/university students are invited to write, direct and produce their own Public Service Announcement (PSA) video utilizing their talent, creativity and inspiration to educate the general public about Chicago area air quality and actions to improve it.

Illinois EPA Grants Provisional Variance At Request Of Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Illinois

Illinois EPA Grants Provisional Variance At Request Of Caterpillar Inc., Mossville, Illinois

Springfield, Ill. — The Illinois EPA today granted a provisional variance to Caterpillar Inc.

Governor Quinn Addresses Solar Power International Conference in Chicago – Illinois Has 185 Solar Supply Companies and is Among Top 10 Solar-Friendly States

Governor Quinn Addresses Solar Power International Conference in Chicago – Illinois Has 185 Solar Supply Companies and is Among Top 10 Solar-Friendly States

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today addressed the 2013 Solar Power International conference in Chicago, highlighting the major advances Illinois has made in promoting and developing sustainable energy sources in the state. Today’s address is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Governor Quinn Highlights Innovative School Green Infrastructure Improvements – Ravenswood Elementary Receiving $750,000 in Illinois EPA Support for “Green Not Gray Schoolyard”

Governor Quinn Highlights Innovative School Green Infrastructure Improvements – Ravenswood Elementary Receiving $750,000 in Illinois EPA Support for “Green Not Gray Schoolyard”

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today joined students, parents and community leaders to highlight an upcoming school improvement project made possible through the Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant (IGIG) program. Ravenswood Elementary School was among 13 applicants that received funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to support projects that reduce the amount of pollution running into Illinois waterways from stormwater sources and reduce the risk of local flooding.

Illinois EPA Praises Passage of Environmental Permit Streamlining Legislation

Illinois EPA Praises Passage of Environmental Permit Streamlining Legislation

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director Lisa Bonnett today praised Governor Quinn for signing legislation that will strengthen the Agency’s efforts to streamline Illinois’ environmental permitting process and increase transparency of permit transactions in order to help businesses expand and grow.   Gov.

Illinois EPA Launches New Effort to Warn Public About Dangers of Harmful Algal Blooms

Illinois EPA Launches New Effort to Warn Public About Dangers of Harmful Algal Blooms

SPRINGFIELD – With summer in full swing, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director Lisa Bonnett today announced a new effort to help protect the public against harmful algal blooms that are being found in lakes and streams across Illinois. IEPA has just launched a new website ( http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/algal-bloom/index.html ) with information about how to spot blooms, who to contact with a problem and what can be done to protect yourself and others.

Governor Quinn Addresses Big River Moves Leadership Forum – Part of Agenda to Protect Our Natural Resources and Ensure a Clean and Healthy Environment for Future Generations

Governor Quinn Addresses Big River Moves Leadership Forum – Part of Agenda to Protect Our Natural Resources and Ensure a Clean and Healthy Environment for Future Generations

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn addressed “The Big River Moves” leadership forum and stressed the importance of regional cooperation in ensuring a healthy and vibrant Mississippi River. Today’s address is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Illinois EPA Releases Air Quality Report for 2010

Illinois EPA Releases Air Quality Report for 2010

Air quality data monitored during 2010 were similar to 2009 data.  Air quality was either good or moderate more than 91 percent of the time throughout Illinois, compared to 96 percent in 2009. There were 32 days in 2010 when air quality in some part of Illinois was considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups;” this compares to 13 days in 2009 that were “unhealthy for sensitive groups.”  The Illinois EPA maintains a network of 80 air quality monitoring sites with more than 200 instruments throughout the state.

Illinois EPA Awards Water Quality Improvement Grants

Illinois EPA Awards Water Quality Improvement Grants

SPRINGFIELD— Illinois EPA Interim Director Lisa Bonnett has announced the award of nearly $3.5 million to 13 organizations across the state to help reduce impairment to water quality caused by nonpoint source pollution.   The list of recipients is attached.

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