Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998 (Illinois)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Illinois

Applies to States or Provinces Illinois
Name Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998 (Illinois)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Climate Policies, Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


Effective immediately, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Pollution Control Board shall not propose or adopt any new rule for the intended purpose of addressing the adverse effects of climate change which in whole or in part reduces emissions of greenhouse gases, as those gases are defined by the Kyoto Protocol, from the residential, commercial, industrial, electric utility, or transportation sectors. In the absence of an Act of the General Assembly approving such rules, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency shall not submit to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or to any other agency of the federal government any legally enforceable commitments related to the reduction of greenhouse gases, as those gases are defined by the Kyoto Protocol. 

Policy Contact

Contact Name Lynn Delaney
Department Illinois Pollution Control Board

Phone 312-814-3832

Contact Name Connie Newman
Department Illinois Pollution Control Board

Phone 217-782-7630

Contact Name Jim Ross
Department Illinois EPA
Division Bureau of Air

Phone 217-785-4140


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 140
Date Effective 1998