Vice Chancellor for Research Peter Schiffer
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October 21, 2015

U Of I Urbana Campus Unveils New Plan To Shrink Carbon Footprint

The update of a plan first issued in 2010 outlines new short-term objectives aimed at reaching the goal of a carbon neutral campus by 2050 --- and officials are considering a proposal to move that goal up by 15 years.

A sign placed by residents in DeWitt County opposing the placing of PCB's in a landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer.
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October 09, 2015

Macon County Board Approves Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Macon County Board is the 13th member of a 14-goverment coalition to endorse a proposed consent decree to keep PCB's and future manufactured gas plant waste out of the Clinton Landfill.

Champaign County seal, displayed in the Champaign County Boardroom.
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September 30, 2015

Champaign County Board Approves Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Champaign County Board approved the Clinton Landfill consent decree fifteen to five with one abstention, joining 11 other local governments in the the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition. Two members of the coalition have scheduled votes in October.

Logo for the Village of Savoy, Illinois
(Village of Savoy)
September 23, 2015

Savoy Trustees Approve Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Savoy Village Board voted unaniminously Wednesday night to approve the Clinton Landfill consent decree, becoming the 11th member of the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition to endorse the agreement.

Map of the Mahomet Aquifer.
(City of Champaign)
September 22, 2015

Urbana, Forsyth Approve Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Urbana City Council and the Forsyth Village Board are the 9th and 10th local governments to approve the agreement with the Clinton Landfill that would restrict its intake of PCB and manufactured gas plant waste, and stop legal action by the 14-government coalition.

A peregrine falcon takes a protective stance over one of her two chicks on the balcony of a 25th floor apartment on Chicago's Michigan Ave., May 14, 2002. Eleven pairs of wild breeding peregrines live in Illinois in 2003, and are among the anima
(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Bennett)
September 21, 2015

Endangered Species Board Itself Threatened

An email from the then-Director of the Illinois Endangered Species Board earlier this month was sudden and direct. "Funding is being eliminated" and won't be reinstated any time in the foreseeable future,” it read. The email had been sent one of her last days on the job.

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