Illinois Environmental Group Joins Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Water Pollution Rollbacks

Illinois water

An Illinois environmental group is joining a coalition in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s rollback of certain water pollution regulations. The lawsuit argues that the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule would loosen protections put in place by the Clean Water Act—threatening water quality in wetlands and ephemeral streams. Champaign-based environmental group Prairie […]

Supreme Court Rules Clean Water Act Applies to Groundwater Contamination

Coal ash

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act applies to groundwater contamination, which can seep into protected waters like lakes or rivers. The ruling will allow Illinois environmental groups to sue companies that leak coal ash waste, a byproduct of coal burning, into groundwater.

News Around Illinois – April 27, 2020

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Number of Virus Deaths Climbs To Nearly 2,000 In Illinois CHICAGO – The death toll of the coronavirus crisis inched closer to the 2,000 mark in Illinois, as state officials say that the virus had taken 59 more lives.  Sunday’s announcement puts the number of people in Illinois killed by the virus at 1,933 and […]