WIIN passes, and the future of coal ash is unclear.

Regulation of Illinois’ coal ash may now fall solely in Illinois EPA’s hands. This weekend, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) passed the U.S. House and Senate, and is now awaiting a signature. This bill provides investments into water infrastructure across the country, including funding to address the Flint water crisis, but [...]

Clean Energy Jobs for Illinois!

Thanks to all our supporters who called Senator Bennett in support of this bill. On Wednesday December 7th, Governor Rauner signed the Future Energy Jobs Bill. The bill is an important victory for renewables and energy efficiency in Illinois, and it paves the way for a future in Illinois where our rivers are healthier and [...]

Congress Moving to Scrap Community Protections, Giving Polluters Free Pass on Coal Ash Dumping

Just three months (and only 42 working days) after EPA signed its first-ever coal ash rule, Representative McKinley (R-WV) has introduced a bill that guts the new EPA rule and protects the polluters who finance his campaigns. The bill will permanently give polluters a free pass to dump coal ash (the second largest industrial waste stream [...]

Spring 2015 Legislative Update

The political process moves quickly sometimes and it can be hard to stay abreast of everything that's happening. That's where we come in! Below you'll find a brief list of a few recently introduced legislative bills, both at the state and federal levels, that we believe our membership might be particularly interested in. If you'd [...]

Join Prairie Rivers Network for Environmental Lobby Day!

Prairie Rivers Network and our partners will be talking to legislators about important environmental initiatives during Environmental Lobby Day on May 2nd. Please join us! This is a great chance to meet the staff of Prairie Rivers Network, learn about lobbying, and network with other activists. Most importantly, our legislators need to know that clean water and healthy [...]