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Governor Quinn Participates in President’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness – Joined by Other State and Federal Officials in Des Moines to Discuss Better Preparation and Response to Weather-Related Disasters
DES MOINES – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local, state and federal officials for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, part of President Barack Obama’s federal efforts to address disasters caused by climate change. This is the third of four meetings the group will hold before recommending ways the nation can be better prepared to meet weather-related events.
Illinois EPA Hosts Inaugural Water Loss Accounting Meeting, Celebrates Drinking Water Week in Illinois – Recognizes the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
SPRINGFIELD —Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett today convened the first Water Loss Accounting Steering Committee meeting at Agency headquarters. The meeting coincides with Drinking Water Week, a national observance that highlights the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives.
Illinois Agencies Host 23rd Annual Earth Stewardship Day at Illinois State Fairgrounds – Area Fourth Grade Students to Learn Ways to Take Care of the Earth
SPRINGFIELD — More than 800 fourth grade students from Sangamon County are participating in the 23rd 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.
Illinois EPA Refers Flint Hills Resources, LLC to Attorney General for Enforcement – Agency Cites Uncontrolled Discharge of Styrene
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett has referred an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s office against Flint Hills Resources, LLC, for violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Illinois Pollution Control Board regulations. The Agency is seeking an immediate injunction against further reactor operations.
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
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.
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
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.