September 8, 2017 | Blog Post
Ten years ago, Illinois developed a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that set a goal for Illinois investor-owned utilities to obtain 25% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025, but issues with funding have caused major wind and solar projects to come to a standstill in recent years. T
August 10, 2017 | Blog Post
The steam electric power plant sector, which includes coal power plants, has a larger waste stream than all other industries combined. Until 2015, the limits for their increasingly toxic discharges had not been updated in over 30 years.
June 21, 2017 | Blog Post
Dynegy now states that they released an estimated 12 million gallons of water over the spillway of their cooling lake dam on April 25th. That day, hikers noticed what was usually a small creek flowing full from bank to bank with cloudy white water. Canoers saw this small tributary flow into the Middle Fork and turn the entire stream white. Both the hikers and the canoers noted that the color and flow rate of the stream was unusual and striking; not your typical brown sediment runoff but cloudy, white, and flowing fast.
May 16, 2017 | Blog Post
Dynegy plans to leave a legacy of waste in our state. Dynegy is a Texas-based energy production company that owns 11 coal-fired power plants in Illinois, either directly or through its subsidiaries. These 11 power plants have 42 coal ash impoundments containing over 70 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash!
May 3, 2017 | Press Release
A coalition of environmental and public health advocates filed suit today to challenge a Trump administration rollback that could wipe out critical protections for cleaning up America’s leading source of toxic water pollution: coal power plant waste.