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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”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Illinois EPA Cites Landfill, Haulers and Treatment Plant for Numerous Disposal Related Violations – Inspection revealed improper waste tracking, inadequate reporting practices and poor record keeping
SPRINGFIELD— The Illinois EPA has cited a landfill, three haulers and a wastewater treatment plant for violations of the Environmental Protection Act, as it relates to solid waste management and proper waste disposal. While several paperwork violations are being alleged, the violations focus on the leachate that the landfill sent to the wastewater treatment plant over the last three years.
Illinois EPA to Clean up Unsafe Tire Dumps in East St. Louis and Washington Park – Waste tires spread mosquito-related diseases
These sites, which are located in an Environmental Justice area, have been the location of chronic open dumping for many years. The Illinois EPA is using funds from its Used Tire Cleanup Program to remove and properly dispose of waste tires first from the 500 block of North 20 th Street site in East St.
Agency alleges potentially harmful lead pollutants released into the air SPRINGFIELD (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Interim Director Lisa Bonnett has asked the Illinois Attorney General’s office to proceed…