Save our Air (and Water)!

Upcoming Public Hearings

In an earlier blog post we explained how Dynegy, Illinois’ largest coal fired power plant operator, worked with Rauner’s Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to craft a rule-change for the “Multi-Pollutant Standard” (MPS) that would change the way their air pollution emissions are regulated.

Smokestacks from Coal fired Power plant.

Two public hearings are scheduled before the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) to discuss the proposed rule-change, the first of which is next week on the 17th. The hearings will be held on:

Peoria Public Hearing: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:30-7pm, Peoria Public Library
Edwardsville Public Hearing: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 4:30-7pm, Madison County Board Room

The IPCB is an independent agency tasked with adopting Illinois’ environmental regulations and ruling on contested environmental cases. The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing and stand up for Illinois’ health and environment.

Can’t make the hearing? You can still take action. The Sierra Club has set up an action page for sending messages to the IPCB. Tell them to reject the regulatory changes that Dynegy and Rauner’s IEPA are proposing. Illinois can’t wait. Take action here!