Report | Environment Illinois

Polluting Politics

Illinois’ Biggest Polluters Spending Millions to Pollute Politics

The owner of Tyson Fresh Meats Incorporated spent $1,163,838 on lobbying in a single year, according to a new report by Environment Illinois. The enormous spending came after Tyson Fresh Meats Incorporated dumped 2,559,460 pounds of toxic chemicals into Illinois’ waterways in 2012.  

Environment America released its "Polluting Politics" report shortly after the introduction of a House bill to block the EPA’s clean water rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Illinois and across the country.

Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

Report | Environment Illinois

Lighting the Way

America’s solar energy revolution has been led by 10 states that have the greatest amount of solar energy capacity installed per capita. These 10 states have opened the door for solar energy and are reaping the rewards as a result. Environment Illinois's new report reveals these states and the policies and programs that have led to their solar success.

Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

Factory Farms, Fouled Waters

Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

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