Category Archives: environmental justice

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That’s why we need to BEAT the industry turnout numbers to show that Illinoisans know fracking is an unsafe, outdated and dirty industry.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-fujan@fwwatch.org

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

Lead Workshop hosted by the US EPA/Sept 26th 2017

Lead Workshop for Communities

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

Cost: FREE

More information and registration is at https://www.epa.gov/publicnotices/forms/lead-workshop-communities | Community Involvement Coordinator

U.S. EPA | Superfund Division

77 W Jackson Blvd | SI-6J | Chicago, IL  60604

Phone 312.886.6163 | Fax 312.697.2754

Toll free: 800-621-8431, ext. 66163

http://www.epa.gov/region5/

Unfortunately, our guest speaker has come down with a terrible cold and is unable to speak. Apologies for any inconvenience

Date: January 28, 2017, Saturday

Where: Lozano Library 1805 S Loomis, Chicago, IL

Time : 2 pm

Unfortunately, our guest speaker has come down with a terrible cold and is unable to speak. Apologies for any inconvenience. We will still convene today.

Topics will include:
– PERRO’s ongoing work
– An update on the EPA under the Trump administration
– A review of Chicago’s lead service line problem
– A review of our absent speaker’s OpEd:
Chicago should remove all lead service lines to ensure safe water
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-lead-pipes-service-lines-water-perspec-1004-md-20161003-story.html

EPA began the Remediation Pilsen Soil/ Kramer Project

The EPA finally started the remediation of those homes that tested positive for lead in Pilsen in the radius between Allport St and Loomis St and between 18th Pl and 21st. Kramer Foundry at 1345 W 21st was found accountable by the  EPA thru a legal binding decree December 2015. Only about 5 homes will be done before they begin the remaining 54 homes the spring 2017
https://www.epa.gov/il/pilsen-area-soil-site