NRDC’s J.C. Kibbey explains what’s happened and how to fix it. You can read his blog post here: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jc-kibbey/why-illinois-has-power-supply-crunch-and-how-fix-it.
SOIL Newsletter 1/09/22 If Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures successfully construct their proposed projects, two multi-billion-dollar CO2 pipeline systems will crisscross multiple Midwestern states. The business model is based on capturing CO2 generated from agricultural processes and storing it underground. This is financially viable only because of carbon sequestration tax credits paid for… More The False Promise of Carbon Capture
Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 looks at the world’s 60 largest private sector banks and finds that together they financed fossil fuels with $3.8 trillion since the Paris Agreement was adopted. Despite a massive global drop in fossil fuel demand and production last year, banks’ 2020 fossil fuel financing numbers still remained above 2016 levels,… More Banking on Climate Chaos
Join Earthjustice and Weinberg/Newton Gallery for a virtual event series and exhibition! Weinberg/Newton Gallery is a Chicago-based non-commercial gallery dedicated to promoting the work of social justice causes. For the first time ever, Earthjustice is collaborating with the gallery on the virtual event series and exhibition, Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises. This four-part virtual… More Collective Communities: Actions on Environmental Crises
Carl Pope, co-author of “Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet” and former CEO and chairman of the Sierra Club, shares his perspective on the Biden Administration’s blitz strategy on the climate crisis: Just 10 days after the Biden administration took over, in alignment with the new president’s overall blitz… More A perspective on Biden Administrations’ climate actions
Over a year ago, Save Our Illinois Land intervened in the request of Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (DA-ETCO) to increase throughput on their pipelines from 570,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1,100,000 bpd. SOIL’s intervention was particularly important since Illinois is the only state through which both pipelines pass and whose… More SOIL Appeals ICC Decision on Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion
Yesterday RMI released its (long-awaited) report on the Prairie State Energy Campus coal plant! It finds, in short, that closing Prairie State and replacing it with clean energy would benefit consumers. Prairie State is the largest coal plant in Illinois and one of the largest contributors to climate change in the U.S. CEJA would close… More Prairie State Costs Consumers $$$
Work has begun on pumping station near Hancock, IL.
The future of the Dakota Access Pipeline hangs by a thread after a federal judge ruled that that the Army Corps of Engineers violated key environmental laws in its permitting of the pipeline. Oil continues to flow even after the court threw out the permit for the pipeline. Let the incoming Biden administration know that… More Shut Down DAPL
Tell the U.S. Army Corps: Reject the Keystone XL water permits. TransCanada has applied for new permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and state agencies to build its proposed Keystone XL pipeline across over 1,000 U.S. waterways, including the Missouri, Niobrara, and Keya Paha rivers in Nebraska.  The pipeline would imperil the drinking… More Reject Keystone XL Pipeline