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American Lung Association Ranks Chicago’s Levels of Air Pollution Among Top 25 in U.S.

CHICAGO, April 20, 2022 — The 2022 “State of the Air” report, released today by the American Lung Association, finds that Chicago’s rankings were mixed for some of the most harmful and widespread types of air pollution: particle pollution and ozone. Chicago ranked 16th for most polluted city in the U.S. for ozone. Despite some improvement, …

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Illinois Governor Signs Biodiesel Use Bill Into Law

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, Apr 19, 2022 – Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that incentivizes increasing blends of biodiesel. The bill, championed by Senator Patrick Joyce and Representative Eva Dina Delgado, extends the current B10 sales tax exemption until 2023 and then increases the biodiesel blend level subject to the tax exemption to …

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Illinois Fire Service Institute and Chicago Area Clean Cities Offer Emergency Preparedness Training to Firefighters

CHICAGO, March 15, 2022 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) are teaming up to offer emergency response training to firefighters throughout Illinois with the delivery of a new Alternative Fuel Vehicle course. The first training session will be offered in Dieterich, Illinois on Thursday, March 24. The …

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Chicago Area Clean Cities to Host Green Drives Conference on May 3

Event features speakers from ‘MotorWeek,’ ComEd and the American Lung Association CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2022 – Chicago Area Clean Cities invites commercial and government fleets, community leaders, and the public, to attend its ninth Green Drives Conference & Expo on Tuesday, May 3. One of the largest clean-transportation conferences in the Midwest, this year’s program …

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Marcy Rood of Argonne National Laboratory Named ‘Clean Fuels Champion’ by Chicago Area Clean Cities

Rood recognized with top award for her advocacy of clean fuels, clean vehicles CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2021 – Long-time clean-vehicle advocate Marcy Rood, an environmental transportation analyst with Argonne National Laboratory, has been named 2021 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC). The nonprofit coalition, whose mission is to encourage the use of …

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Chicago Area Clean Cities Recognizes Sustainable Transportation Leaders

UIC Director Dr. Elizabeth Kócs awarded for community leadership CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2021 – Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has announced its 2021 Leadership Award winners. The awards are given annually to organizations and individuals that take actions to locally reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality. This year’s awardees include: Rivian, Ozinga, Cook-Illinois …

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