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.
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:
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!