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1 AN ACT concerning environmental protection.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended
5 by changing Section 8 as follows:
6 (415 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1008)
7 Sec. 8. Legislative findings. The General Assembly
8 finds that pollution of the air of this State constitutes a
9 menace to public health and welfare, creates public
10 nuisances, adds to cleaning costs, accelerates the
11 deterioration of materials, adversely affects agriculture,
12 business, industry, recreation, climate, and visibility,
13 depresses property values, and offends the senses.
14 It is the purpose of this Title to restore, maintain, and
15 enhance the purity of the air of this State in order to
16 protect health, welfare, property, and the quality of life
17 and to assure that no air contaminants are discharged into
18 the atmosphere without being given the degree of treatment or
19 control necessary to prevent pollution.
20 (Source: P.A. 76-2429.)