Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on July 11, 2016 12:45 pm
Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on February 27, 2016 2:41 pm
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled, in Hampton v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
, that property owners may recover compensation under the Illinois Takings Clause when government action results in temporary flooding of their properties. The Plaintiffs sued the MWRD, which is responsible for stormwater management, alleging that their properties were flooded and their sewers backed up when the MWRD took actions in the face of a heavy rainfall.
Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on February 9, 2016 12:46 pm
Yesterday, the Illinois Pollution Control Board published its January 2016 Environmental Register
, which summarizes the Board's actions with regard to rulemaking and decisions in environmental lawsuits. The Board remains very active on the regulatory front regarding water pollution, especially concerning the public water supply and surface water discharges. The Environmental Register also trumpets the Second District Court of Appeals' ruling that affirmed the Board's administrative citation against a business for open dumping of litter and general construction or demolition debris. It appears that the Board remains a hardworking group of professionals in a very tough political climate.
Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 13, 2016 3:37 pm
Concluding our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws that took effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0420
, which requires that utilities waive deposit requirements on new accounts for 60 days for documented domestic abuse victims.
Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 12, 2016 4:35 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0365
, which requires that waste from the remediation of a manufactured gas plant site must be disposed in a permitted hazardous waste disposal site, unless analysis demonstrates that the waste does not exceed regulatory levels.
Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 12, 2016 1:51 pm
I'm pleased to announce that my recent post concerning the Folta v. Ferro Engineering decision by the Illinois Supreme Court has been quoted in an article by Legal Newsline. Legal Newsline is an Internet-based newswire dedicated to 24/7 coverage of state supreme courts and state attorneys general. You can read my original post here
, and to the Legal Newsline article here
Posted by Dave Scriven-Young on January 11, 2016 12:08 pm
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0138
, which allows the Department of Natural Resources to determine if oil and gas leases submitted with permit applications are operative because prior leases have terminated due to nondevelopment or nonproduction.
Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0129
, which adjusts how proceeds from the sale of oil or gas production from an oil or gas well may be made.