Report: Lax Environmental Regulation Under Gov. Rauner

A thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Chicago.
A thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/AP
A thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Chicago.
A thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/AP

Report: Lax Environmental Regulation Under Gov. Rauner

A new watchdog report published in the Chicago Tribune on environmental regulation in Illinois finds that the Rauner administration has taken a lax approach to regulating air and water pollution—at least compared to what the state saw under Democrats Pat Quinn, Rod Blagojevich and even Illinois’ last Republican in charge: George Ryan.

The revelations come at a time when the Trump administration has slowed down environmental enforcement. 

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Michael Hawthorne, reporter for the Tribune