News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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Archive for June, 2010
  • Contamination Claims Against Dry Cleaner Allowed to Proceed in Federal Court

    Posted by on June 18, 2010
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently issued an opinion in Tinaglia Family L.P. v. North Shore Cleaners, Inc., No. 09 C 6031, which concerned the Plaintiff's commercial and residential property in Glencoe, Illinois.  The Plaintiff's property is adjacent to property owned by the Defendants, who operate a dry cleaning establishment on site. According to the co...
  • Illinois Legislature Passes Bills To Encourage Solar Energy Use

    Posted by on June 8, 2010
    The Illinois General Assembly recently passed two bills, now awaiting signature by Governor Quinn, that encourage the use of solar energy in Illinois: HB6202 amends the Illinois Power Agency Act to provide annual targets to move towards the 6% solar requirement in the State's renewable portfolio standard, which was signed into law in 2007 and required that utilities in Illinois produce...
  • 100,000 Pounds of Fish Collected, But No Asian Carp Found in Latest Fishkill Operation

    Posted by on June 7, 2010
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently reported that its latest fishkill operation did not turn up any Asian carp.  This is part of the research operation to prevent the carp from entering the Great Lakes. Biologists applied "the fish toxicant Rotenone to a more than two-mile stretch of the waterway at T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam as a part of ongoing Asian carp sampling eff...
  • U.S. EPA Cites Developer for Alleged Stormwater Violations

    Posted by on June 4, 2010
    U.S. EPA Region 5 recently issued a complaint and final order against Sharp Homes-Hunter’s Ridge Development and Charles D. Sharp for failure to comply with federal stormwater rules.  EPA alleges that the defendant (a Joliet, Illinois company) failed to prevent or minimize discharges, initiate stabilization measures, conduct inspections and maintain proper records. According to EPA, "...
  • Settlement of State Enforcement Action Alleging Asbestos-Related Violations

    Posted by on June 2, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Schultz, PCB 09-74, which concerned the defendant's property located at 400 N. Ninth Street, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.  The property is a commercial building (Building T), formerly a part of St. John’s Hospital of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis...

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