Category Archives: pollution

Obama Announces Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Over the past few days, President Obama has announced new climate change-related policies that utilizes the Clean Air Act of 1970 to enforce tougher standards on GHG-emitting power plants, such as the many aging coal-fired power plants that still supply … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New Rules for Protecting US Waters

From the Thursday 28 May 2015 online edition of the NY Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday [27 May 2015] announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, business, conservation, economics, news, policy, pollution, water

SETF Summer Tours of Chicago’s South Side

This summer, the Southeast Environmental Task Force is offering several public tours of the environmental sites of interest on Chicago’s South Side that offer a close-up view of wastewater treatment systems, landfill and recycling facilities, hazardous waste and pollution sites … Continue reading

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A Microscopic Internship of Macro Proportions: Emily Rhea Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This guest post is by RU junior Emily Rhea, a SUST major who is working as a science research intern on Prof. Michele Hoffman Trotter’s Microcosm film project this year. During the Spring 2015 semester, Emily reports on her experiences conducting experiments designed … Continue reading

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Fracking Banned in NY State

This past Wednesday, Dec. 17th, officials in New York State announced a ban on fracking after a major report was issued by the state’s Health Department entitled “A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development” (pdf). This momentous announcement, which is … Continue reading

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SETF Activist Tom Shepherd Speaks at Roosevelt on Nov 19

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University continues its Fall Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series this Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 3:30 – 5 p.m., with a special presentation by Tom Shepherd of the Southeast Environmental Task Force. Mr. Shepherd will talk about … Continue reading

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Will County E-Waste Recycling Program’s Future Uncertain

In the article “Future of Will County Electronics Recycling Program in Jeopardy, Director Warns” published on 12 Nov 2014 in the Joliet Herald-News, reporter Lauren Leone-Cross details the fiscal challenges facing the hitherto effective drop-off program and uncovers the difficulties in … Continue reading

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