2013 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone the Size of Connecticut

Today, Prairie Rivers Network and other members of the Mississippi River Collaborative issued news releases about the size of the 2013 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone. Please see our news release below and contact Stacy James (217-344-2371) if you have any questions. Connecticut-Sized 2013 Gulf “Dead Zone” Signifies the Need for Cleaner Water in Illinois CHAMPAIGN, IL [...]

Dual Legal Actions to Reduce Pollution That Fouls Illinois Water and Fuels Gulf Dead Zone

By Glynnis Collins & Kim Knowles This March, Prairie Rivers Network joined our Mississippi River Collaborative partners in launching two lawsuits against US EPA for their failure to regulate nutrient pollution. Too many nutrients - a problem Most people know that nitrogen and phosphorus are important nutrients for plants and animals. At high levels in [...]

New “Dead Zone” Video from our Collaborative Friends

Prairie Rivers Network has been part of the Mississippi River Collaborative since 2005. Our goal is to improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin and reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone.” This new video from Gulf Restoration Network (our Louisiana colleagues) discusses some of the science and causality behind the [...]

Mississippi River Groups Hit EPA with Dual Legal Actions on Pollution that Fuels Gulf Dead Zone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2012 Mississippi River Groups Hit EPA with Dual Legal Actions on Pollution that Fuels Gulf Dead Zone  (New Orleans, LA)— Today environmental groups challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) refusal to address a critical pollution problem it has acknowledged for decades. The two legal actions filed today seek action from [...]

In the News: Our Lawsuit Against Chicago’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Covered in Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune and many other news outlets covered our recent lawsuit against the Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) to stop the routine dumping of raw sewage and under-treated wastewater into the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. During heavy rains (anything more than 2/3 of an inch), the pipes that would normally send a [...]