News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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Archive for May, 2011
  • Reminder About Upcoming ABA SCEL Conference in London, UK

    Posted by on May 19, 2011
    As a liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law, I would like to remind everyone of our upcoming conference in London, UK: "Navigating the New Green Economy: The Challenges of Climate Change and the Opportunities for Clean Energy".  The conference takes place at the London School of Economics, May 23-24, 2011.  I will be moderating a panel on energy efficiency.  Here is a descr...
  • Emanuel Chooses New Environment Commissioner

    Posted by on May 15, 2011
    From Friday's Chicago Tribune: "Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today followed through on his promise to give the Chicago Transit Authority president he replaced a new gig in his administration. "Rich Rodriguez will take over as commissioner of the Department of Environment, where he will oversee a one-year review of the department's operations. Over the next year, Rodriguez will conduct an audit ...
  • USEPA Determines That Water Quality Standards for Chicago Area Waterway System Are Inadequate

    Posted by on May 13, 2011
    In a letter dated May 11, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency informed the Illinois EPA that Illinois' water quality standards for certain portions of the Chicago Area Waterway System ("CAWS") are inadequate.  This was first reported by the Chicago Tribune in a front-page story. Illinois last evaluated water quality standards for the CAWS in 1985.  The USEPA letter states...
  • Environmental Register for April 2011

    Posted by on May 11, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued its Environmental Register publication for April 2011.  The Environmental Register features a letter from Chairman Girard, which discusses progress that the Board made in a number of open rulemaking dockets, including amendments to Nitrogen Oxide emission regulations, regulations governing hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators, and r...
  • Administrative Law Judge Rules That Illinois’ Universal Waste Rule is not Enforceable by USEPA

    Posted by on May 6, 2011
    On May 5, 2011, Administrative Law Judge Barbara A. Gunning issued an order resolving EPA’s Motion for Partial Accelerated Decision in the matter of Mercury Vapor Processing Technologies, Inc., Docket No. RCRA-05-2010-0015.  This case dealt with a waste storage and treatment facility located in Riverdale, Illinois. USEPA alleged that between February 2005 and November 2007, the defendant rec...
  • Welcome to the New Home of the Illinois Environmental Law Blog!

    Posted by on May 5, 2011
    Thanks for visiting the new home of the Illinois Environmental Law Blog, which provides news and updates on cases, laws, and regulations involving Illinois environmental issues.  I also report on interesting environmental events happening around Illinois.  I'm excited to hear from you in the comments or via e-mail (dscriven-young@pecklaw.com). I would like to connect with you via social media...

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