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Stopping BP's toxic dumping scheme.

In 2007, BP announced plans to increase its dumping of toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan by hundreds of pounds a day. But through our advocacy and organizing, we gathered 80,000 petition signatures and forced BP to back down under what the Chicago Tribune called "firestorm" of criticism. Environment Illinois has since helped win numerous victories for Lake Michigan, including cleaning up mercury and other industrial toxins.

Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

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News Release | Environment Illinois

Lake Michigan Haunted by Sewage, Mercury

Environment Illinois reveals the 10 spookiest facts about Illinois waterways just in time for Halloween - nothing short of frightening.

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News Release | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

Illinois Ranks 7th for Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

An Environment Illinois Research & Education Center report reveals that Illinois ranks 7th in the country for most carbon pollution from its power lants, the state's largest single source of global warming pollution.

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News Release

Congratulations to Gina McCarthy, Our New U.S. EPA Administrator

Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as head of the EPA. We applaud Senator Durbin for supporting her nomination and we are disappointed that Senator Kirk did not do the same.

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