New Report: Risks and Costs of Dynegy’s Coal-Fired Power Plants on Illinois Communities

PEORIA - Today, the Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance (CIHCA), Prairie Rivers Network and the Sierra Club released a report highlighting the risk posed by Dynegy's coal-fired power plants on communities across Illinois. The report is the first comprehensive collection of Dynegy’s environmental and public health impacts state-wide.  The report chronicles Dynegy's history of risky behavior, [...]

Illinois at Risk from Coal Ash Pollution

Listen to audio of the press conference. In a new report released today titled "Illinois at Risk: Lax Safeguards and No Enforcement Endanger the Water, Air & Lives of Residents Near State’s Numerous Coal Ash Dumps" Prairie Rivers Network and the Environmental Integrity Project document new groundwater data and profiles of 10 contamination sites across [...]

New Study: Coal Ash Water – Contamination Much Worse Than Previously Estimated – More Toxic Sites Found in Illinois

Yesterday, a major new study was released that identifies 39 additional coal-ash dump sites in 21 states that are contaminating drinking water or surface water with arsenic and other heavy metals. Three of those sites are in Illinois. The report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Earthjustice and the Sierra Club, with help from Prairie [...]

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PRN Publishes Stormwater Guidebook

by Stacy James, Water Resources Scientist Our new Stomwater Management Guidebook informs readers of how to manage stormwater with green infrastructure. Green infrastructure involves the use of soil, vegetation, and cisterns to capture stormwater, instead of the traditional reliance on pipes and other concrete conveyances. The guidebook is specific to Illinois, and explains what green infrastructure is, [...]