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Archive for February, 2011
  • Please Join Us For Today’s CBA YLS Environmental Law Meeting

    Posted by on February 24, 2011
    Please join us for today's free meeting hosted by the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, which will take place at 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association. Our meeting will feature Illinois Pollution Control Board Member Carrie Zalewski, who will be speaking about practicing law before the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Ms. Zalewski...
  • State Appellate Court Allows Construction of “Megadairy”

    Posted by on February 22, 2011
    The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently issued an opinion in Helping Others Maintain Environmental Standards v. Bos, Case Nos. 2-09-1283 & 2-10-0162, which concerned the construction of a livestock management facility in Nora Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.  The "Tradition South" dairy would have 6,850 "animal units" in the form of dairy cows and calves and wou...
  • Chicago Area Gets Major Investment In Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure

    Posted by on February 21, 2011
    According to two stories in the Chicago Tribune (click here and here), $8.9 million will be invested in the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project, which promises 280 charging stations in the city and surrounding region by the end of 2011.  Here is how the project was described in the Tribune: "San Diego-based 350Green LLC, the contractor that will install and manage the charging stations,...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Dismisses Noise Pollution Case Against ComEd as Frivolous

    Posted by on February 20, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently dismissed Chvalovsky v. Commonwealth Edison, Case No. PCB 10-13, which concerned alleged noise emissions from a transformer behind Plaintiff's house and transmission lines in the vicinity of Church Street and Laramie Avenue in Skokie, Cook County, Illinois. The Board held that Plaintiff's complaint failed to address the issue of when the all...
  • Asian Carp Bill Offered In the U.S. House of Representatives

    Posted by on February 17, 2011
    Today, Representative Dave Camp (R-Michigan) offered an amendment to the House budget bill that would have closed locks to prevent infiltration of the Asian carp into the Great Lakes. Four representatives from Illinois, including Judy Biggert, a Republican, and Danny Davis, a Democrat, all spoke to oppose the amendment.  The basic arguments against the amendment were three-fold: (1)...
  • You’re Invited: 2/24 CBA YLS Environmen​tal Law Committee Meeting with IL Pollution Control Board Member Carrie Zalewski

    Posted by on February 15, 2011
    As Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, I invite you to our next meeting, which will take place on February 24th at 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association. Our meeting will feature Illinois Pollution Control Board Member Carrie Zalewski, who will be speaking about practicing law before the Illinois Pollution Control Boar...
  • Environmental Register for January 2011

    Posted by on February 14, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued its Environmental Register publication for January 2011. 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, the Board's cal...

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