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04/05/2012U.S. Announces Innovative Clean Air Agreement For Industrial Flares With Marathon Petroleum Company
03/22/2012U.S. EPA: Further Evaluation Needed to Determine Safety of PCB Disposal at Clinton Landfill
03/14/2012EPA Proposes the West Troy Contaminated Aquifer site in Ohio for Superfund National Priorities List
03/14/2012EPA Proposes Bautsch-Gray Mine in Illinois for Superfund National Priorities List
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
12/14/2011U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Chicago to Reduce Sewage Overflows
12/14/2011U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Chicago to Reduce Sewage Overflows / Settlement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and protect public health
12/01/2011EPA Recognizes Communities for Smart Growth Achievements / Smart growth policies protect health and the environment, strengthen local economies
11/15/2011EPA and GSA highlight "eCycling" on America Recycles Day
11/08/2011EPA releases final report on air toxics monitoring near Whitwell Elementary School
11/07/2011U.S. EPA approves new water quality standards for Chicago River System
10/18/2011EPA Awards $6.6 Million to Universities for Black Carbon Research
10/12/2011America’s Great Outdoors Progress Report Shows Conservation, Recreation Gains and Economic Benefits
10/03/2011Great Lakes Week events scheduled for Detroit, Oct. 11-14
09/15/2011EPA adds Sandoval, Illinois, site to Superfund National Priorities List
09/15/2011EPA Advancing Clean Up at 15 Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposing 11 Sites for Action
08/23/2011EPA’s $6 Million Challenge to Restore Great Lakes and Create Jobs
08/15/2011EPA Announces 2011 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants in Illinois
06/30/2011EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Clinton Landfill to Aug. 14
06/23/2011Cleanup Complete at Markham, Illinois, Dump Site
06/15/2011EPA: Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood Does Not Meet New Air Standard for Lead
06/15/2011EPA Announces Partnership for First-Ever Great Lakes Week
06/13/2011EPA and Regional Leaders to Announce October's Great Lakes Week
06/07/201111th Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Recognize Public And Private Sector Achievements / Winners’ efforts help environment, education, and economy
06/06/2011EPA Administrator Announces $76 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites and Revitalize Communities / EPA brownfields investments protect health and environment, create jobs and promote economic re-development nationwide
05/12/2011EPA: Upgraded Water Quality Standards needed for portions of Chicago area waterway system
05/03/2011EPA to Hold Public Hearing in Chicago on National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
04/21/2011EPA to host public meeting on Kerr McGee Kress Creek cleanup in West Chicago, Illinois
04/12/2011Media Advisory: EPA Will Present President’s Environmental Youth Award to Mother McAuley High School Students
04/08/2011EPA Postpones April 13 Public Meeting on Clinton Landfill
03/17/2011Media availability/photo opportunity 2 p.m. today on Chicago Lakefront
03/14/2011EPA public comment period begins on proposed approval for Clinton Landfill; public meeting on April 13
03/14/2011EPA Announces U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings / Third annual list shows dramatic growth, savings of energy efficient buildings
03/11/2011Honeywell Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Illegal Storage of Hazardous Waste / Corporation sentenced to pay $11.8 million criminal fine
03/08/2011EPA Adds 10 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Fifteen additional sites proposed to be included on the NPL
02/25/2011Up to $40 million available from EPA for Great Lakes restoration projects
02/22/2011EPA’s Energy Star Leaders Drive Greater Energy Efficiency
02/03/2011EPA Recognizes Local Leaders For Improving Air Quality In Schools
01/28/2011EPA to Hold Five Listening Sessions on Updating the Clean Air Act’s Pollution Standards for Power Plants, Refineries/ Sessions seek input to design common-sense, cost-effective greenhouse gas standards for largest polluters
01/26/2011EPA And Chicago Wilderness Honor Top Native Landscaping Projects
01/25/2011EPA's Game Day Challenge Tally: 11 Midwest Universities Divert 130,000 Pounds of Waste from Landfills
12/23/2010Declaración de la administradora de EPA Jackson referente a su reunión con 10 senadores estadounidenses sobre cromo (VI)
12/20/2010EPA analysis shows decrease in toxic releases across Midwestern states
12/17/2010EPA Issues Order For Cleanup Of Oil Spill Near Lockport, Illinois
12/14/2010EPA Responds To Pipeline Spill Near Lockport, Illinois
12/07/2010U.S. EPA Finishes Cleanup At Cadie Auto Salvage In Belvidere, Ill.
12/06/2010Region 5 EPA Announces 2010 Enforcement and Compliance Results
11/15/2010U.S. EPA Begins Demolition Of Former Plating Shop On Chicago's North Side
11/12/2010MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. EPA hosts public hearing in Chicago on E15 pump label regulation
10/26/2010EPA Reaches Agreement with Lakeside Lithography to Reduce Air Pollution and Abate Lead in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood
10/15/2010EPA Awards $4 Million For Brownfields
10/15/2010EPA Invites Public To Discuss Ongoing Investigation And Cleanup At Hegler Zinc Smelter Site
10/15/2010Soil Testing To Begin Again At NL Industries-Taracorp Superfund Site In Granite City, Illinois
10/12/2010MEDIA ADVISORY: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Seek Public Input on New Fuel Economy Labels
09/17/2010Friday: EPA hosts (telephone only) government press briefing on Enbridge Romeoville oil spill response
09/15/2010Wednesday and Thursday: EPA hosts (telephone only) government press briefing on Enbridge Romeoville oil spill response
09/14/2010EPA Awards Ten Environmental Justice Grants
09/13/2010Media Advisory: EPA Announces Public Hearing in Chicago Sept. 16 on Proposed Coal Ash Regulations
09/10/2010Media Advisory: EPA media briefing today at Enbridge oil spill site in Romeoville
09/10/2010EPA invites public to meeting on proposed changes to Dana facility cleanup plan
09/09/2010EPA responds to Enbridge oil spill in Romeoville
09/01/2010EPA Releases Final Report on Air Toxics Near St. Josaphat School, No Unsafe Levels of Hexavalent Chromium, Lead or Other Toxic Metals Detected
08/19/2010EPA Announces a Schedule of Public Hearings on Proposed Coal Ash Regulations
08/11/2010State of Illinois, Chicago Public Schools and Harris Make List of Top Purchasers of Green Power
08/06/2010EPA Christens New Great Lakes Research Vessel
07/13/2010EPA Awards Regional Environmental Education Grants
07/09/2010EPA Orders Illinois Livestock Operation To Pay $40,000 Penalty For Unauthorized Waste Discharges
07/01/2010EPA Midwest Clean Diesel Leadership Group Presents Awards For Emissions Reductions
05/26/2010EPA Announces Winners of Regional Student Art Contest
05/20/2010Asian Carp Sampling Effort Officially Underway on Section of the Little Calumet River
05/20/2010EPA Selects Illinois Students for the President’s Environmental Youth Award
05/18/2010EPA Cites Sharp Homes-Hunter’s Ridge Development For Violation of Federal Stormwater Regulations
05/06/2010EPA Cites River Shannon Recycling for Hazardous Waste Violations; Proposes $743,293 Penalty
04/21/2010EPA Announces Regional Administrator for Region 5
04/16/2010EPA Settles with Alro Steel for Chemical Inventory Reporting Violations in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana
04/02/2010Chemical Spill Reporting Violations: EPA Settles with Handy Fertilizer in Millstadt, Ill.
04/01/2010Hegeler Superfund Site Update: EPA Begins Collecting More Soil and Water Samples
03/26/2010Chicago Fifth on EPA List of Cities with Most Energy-Efficient Buildings
03/18/2010IDOT cited for violation of storm water regulations for route 22/12 project in Lake Zurich
03/05/2010EPA awards Chicago Green Healthcare Initiative $500,000 to reduce energy use by hospitals
03/05/2010EPA adds two Illinois sites to superfund national priorities list
03/04/2010EPA awards Chicago Green Healthcare Initiative $500,000 to reduce energy use by hospitals
03/03/2010EPA adds two Illinois sites to superfund national priorities list
03/02/2010EPA Adds Ten Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List

Action builds on efforts to clean up our communities
02/19/2010Recovery Act funding jumpstarts OMC cleanup; accelerates Waukegan's redevelopment plans
02/19/2010Recovery Act funding jumpstarts OMC cleanup; accelerates Waukegan's redevelopment plans
02/18/2010Recovery Act jumpstarts cleanup at OMC site; helps Waukegan move forward with redevelopment plans
02/18/2010Recovery Act jumpstarts cleanup at OMC site; helps Waukegan move forward with redevelopment plans
02/10/2010EPA: 35 Midwest Communities take steps to reduce their Carbon Footprints
02/03/2010Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee to hold Feb. 12 public meeting in Chicago
01/26/2010EPA orders Illinois dairy to stop unauthorized waste discharges
01/14/2010EPA settles with Claire Manufacturing on hazardous waste violations
12/22/2009EPA settles with Clear Lam packaging on hazardous waste violations; penalty, environmental project ordered
11/23/2009EPA Calls for Best Projects for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding
11/18/2009EPA awards $897,225 grant to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study effects of underground injection of carbon dioxide
11/18/2009EPA to hold public hearing on proposed greenhouse gas tailoring rule for large facilities
10/29/2009EPA region 5 releases first air monitoring data from St. Josaphat school in Chicago
10/22/2009EPA settles with Magnetic Inspection Laboratory on hazardous waste violations
10/22/2009Illinois company agrees to EPA order: will comply with federal rules to protect stratospheric ozone
10/08/2009EPA designates areas in midwest region not meeting standard for fine particle pollution