The continued growth in the solar PV industry makes it critical to act to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, develop responsible recycling systems, and protect workers throughout global PV supply chains.
A 5% coal severance tax in Illinois could have generated $141.5 million in annual revenue in 2015. The Community Futures Initiative wants to see the majority of those funds allocated to coal-producing communities.
Illinois ranks #2 in for the number of contaminated coal ash pits, many of which are leaking. But the IPCB wants to stay their proceedings on rule-making due to concerns over industry-led legal challenges.