Chicago, IL – Young adults in Illinois are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment Illinois Research & Policy Center.
An Environment Illinois Research & Education Center report reveals that Illinois ranks 7th in the country for most carbon pollution from its power lants, the state's largest single source of global warming pollution.
Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including 11 from Illinois, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. Environment Illinois and environmental advocates across the country applauded the move.
After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new report finds that the vast majority of Illinoisans live in counties recently affected by weather disasters. Given that global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Environment Illinois, and experts today called for U.S. EPA to finalize pending rules to cut the largest sources of dangerous carbon pollution.
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