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Archive for January, 2011
  • Court Rules That Landfill Cannot Prevent Water Authority From Commenting on Permit

    Posted by on January 30, 2011
    The Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, recently issued an opinion affirming the denial of a preliminary injunction in Clinton Landfill, Inc. v. Mahomet Valley Water Authority, Case No. 4-10-0704, which concerned the plaintiff's attempt to get permits for a chemical-waste landfill.  Plaintiff filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the defendant seeking sought to enjoin de...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 28, 2011
    Here's a look at what has been making news in the Illinois environmental community: (1) Governor Pat Quinn announces 20-year agreements with wind and solar energy vendors to supply Ameren and ComEd with renewable electricity to provide to consumers throughout the state.  http://tinyurl.com/4quhbny (2) The Illinois EPA refers to the Illinois Attorney General’s office an enforcement ...
  • Please Attend Today’s Event Featuring Chief Legal Counsel of Illinois EPA

    Posted by on January 27, 2011
    Please attend our YLS Environmental Law Committee's free event today at 12:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association, featuring John Kim of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  As Chief Legal Counsel, Mr. Kim oversees the IEPA’s enforcement cases and coordinates cases with the USEPA, the Illinois Attorney General, and local state’s attorneys.  Mr. Kim also provides legal interpret...
  • Interview with Tim Gieseke, the Author of “EcoCommerce 101”

    Posted by on January 26, 2011
    Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Gieseke, author of the book EcoCommerce 101.  Mr. Gieseke is the founder of Ag Resource Strategies, LLC, a business that develops and implements on-farm environmental quality assurance programs.  Please check out the website for his book at http://www.ecocommerce101.com/.  Here is the transcript of my interview with Mr. Gieseke: Scriven-...
  • City Settles State Enforcement Action Alleging Water Pollution Violations Due to Sewer Overflows

    Posted by on January 25, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. City of Colchester, Case No. PCB 11-20, which concerned Colchester’s sewage treatment plant and overflows that occurred at Colchester’s Bishop Street, Cole Street, and North Street lift stations in association with a 2.5-inch rainfall.  The city is located approximately sev...
  • Settlement of State Enforcement Action Alleging Fish Kill Resulting From Demolition of Swine Production Facility

    Posted by on January 23, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Gerald N. Knoblauch, LLC, Case No. PCB 11-19, which concerns a fishkill resulting from improper demolition of a former swine production facility located along Brick Town Road in the Southeast Quarter of Section 17, T28N in Cazenovia Township, Woodford County, Illinois. The Stat...
  • Environmental Register for December 2010

    Posted by on January 21, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued its Environmental Register publication for December 2010. The Environmental Register features a letter from Chairman Girard, which discusses progress that the Board made in a number of open rulemaking dockets. The Environmental Register also contains a rulemaking update, a summary of actions of the Board, a summary of new cases, and the Board'...

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