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Archive for April, 2010
  • Illinois to Receive Money from Federal Government for Energy Efficiency and Cleanup Measures

    Posted by on April 29, 2010
    On April 22nd, the Chicago Tribune published two stories concerning cash from the federal government going to environmental improvements within the State of Illinois. The first story reported that "the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $25 million to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. It'll put the money into a program called the Chicago Region Retrofit Ramp-up Program, which a...
  • $16,000 Settlement of State Enforcement Action Alleging CCDD Violations

    Posted by on April 27, 2010
    On April 15th, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted the parties' settlement in People v. R.A. Cullian & Sons, Inc., No. PCB 09-105, which concerned the defendant's clean construction and demolition debris ("CCDD") fill operation at the Farmdale Pit facility, located at 22493 Farmdale Road, in East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois. The State alleged that the defendant violated the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Asian Carp Case Brought by State of Michigan

    Posted by on April 26, 2010
    The Asian carp case in the U.S. Supreme Court officially ended on April 26th with a two sentence order by the Court: "The motion of Michigan to reopen and for a supplemental decree is denied.  The alternative motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied." The State of Michigan had filed an action in the Supreme Court to order the State of Illinois, the Metropolitan Water Reclam...
  • Chicago’s Green Roofs

    Posted by on April 25, 2010
    There was an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune on April 20th concerning the building of green roofs in Chicago.  According to the article, the city "now boasts about 500 green roofs that are either finished or underway, according to Department of Environment spokesman Larry Merritt, and they cover 7 million square feet — roughly double the amount of floor space in the Willis Tower....
  • Developer to Pay $8,000 to Settle Alleged Water Pollution Violations

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    On April 15th, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted the settlement in People v. Andalusia Ventures, LLC, No. PCB 09-75, which concerned the defendant's residential housing development, known as Fancy Creek Crossing, located at 101st Street West and Andalusia Road (Route 92) in Andalusia, Rock County, Illinois. The State alleged that the defendant violated the Illinois Environmental...
  • Steel Company to Pay $120,000 to Resolve Alleged Hazardous Chemical Reporting Violations

    Posted by on April 23, 2010
    On April 16th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement of a federal enforcement action alleging hazardous chemical reporting violations against Alro Steel Corp., which has a facility in Melrose Park, Illinois. Federal law requires that state and local authorities be notified of hazardous chemical storage.  In the event of a fire or emergency, responders need to kno...
  • Environmental Register for March 2010

    Posted by on April 22, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued its Environmental Register publication for March 2010. The Environmental Register features a letter from Chairman Girard, a rulemaking update, a summary of actions of the Board, a summary of new cases, and the Board's calendar. Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments....

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