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Survey by The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children

The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children, co-chaired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and including representation from 17 federal partners, is developing a Federal Lead Strategy . The strategy will outline goals to help achieve a vision of the United States as a place where children—especially those in vulnerable communities—live, learn, and play free from the harmful effects of lead exposure.

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As we move forward in the development of the Federal Lead Strategy, we are asking for feedback on a number of issues to help inform its goals. We invite you to participate in the process by taking this Input Survey through which you can comment on these issues.

The deadline for completing the survey is November 21, 2017.



Fracking Hearing — IL Senate Environment Committee

What: Fracking Hearing — IL Senate Environment Committee
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Michael Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

The hearing will be a stand-off between a panel of industry supporters and anti-fracking advocates. Attendants can submit written comments, and we will provide “dis/approval flags” to give the audience a chance to make their position known.

We know the fossil fuel industry is going to pack the house to encourage lawmakers to tear down safety standards and make their permitting process easier.

That’s why we need to BEAT the industry turnout numbers to show that Illinoisans know fracking is an unsafe, outdated and dirty industry. Will you be there?

The dirty energy giants of the world have millions of dollars to lobby our lawmakers, but we have the people power to stop them dead in their tracks! It’s time to demand a 100% renewable energy future for our state and our country instead.

Help us send the message loud and clear: Illinois Demands Clean Energy


Jessica Fujan · Midwest Region Director ·Food and Water Watch : 773.796.6088 c: 507.848.6856 · 670 W Hubbard St #300 Chicago IL 60654

Clean Energy TOWN HALL Sept. 19th/Tuesday

Clean Energy TOWN HALL 

Hosted by 2nd District State Representative Theresa Mah

Tues., September 19, 2017


Don’t miss this town hall on the clean energy benefits made possible by the Future Energy
Jobs Act.  Come learn how Chicago residents, community organizations, and businesses can participate in a clean energy future featuring more solar and wind energy, more
cost-saving energy efficiency opportunities, and new job training programs. Speakers
include Dorian Breuer of Ailey Solar, energy-efficiency
expert Lorena Lopez from Faith in Place,  Rose Gomez
of PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights Reform
Organization), Christine Nannicelli of the Sierra Club,
and Jon Carson of Trajectory Energy.

Gads Hill Center
1919 W. Cullerton St.
Chicago, IL