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Archive for October, 2011
  • Governor Quinn Makes Two Appointments to Illinois Pollution Control Board

    Posted by on October 26, 2011
    On October 24, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn announced in a press release that he made two appointments to the Illinois Pollution Control Board: "Governor Quinn named Tom Holbrook to head the Pollution Control Board (PCB). Holbrook previously served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives since 1995, where he represented the state’s 113th District and focused on environmental and reg...
  • Governor Quinn Appoints New Interim Director of Illinois EPA

    Posted by on October 24, 2011
    On October 24, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn appointed John Kim as the Interim Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  According to IEPA's press release: "John Kim has served as chief legal counsel and ethics officer at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 2009. Kim has worked to protect Illinois’ environment since 1988, previously serving as acting general...
  • Environmental Register for September 2011

    Posted by on October 23, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board has issued its Environmental Register for September 2011. The Environmental Register features a letter from Chairman Girard, which discusses the appointment of attorney Jennifer Burke to the Board, and the departure of Board Member Gary Blankenship. The Environmental Register also contains a rulemaking update, a summary of actions of the Board, a summary o...
  • U.S. EPA Extends SPCC Compliance Date for Farmers

    Posted by on October 20, 2011
    On October 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register a rule extending the compliance date for the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule for owners and operators of farms. The goal of the SPCC program is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. A key element of this program calls for farmers a...
  • You’re Invited: 10/21/11 CBA YLS Environmental Law Meeting with Clean Water Act Speaker

    Posted by on October 18, 2011
    As Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, I invite you to our next committee meeting.  The meeting will take place on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. We are beginning our “View from the Trenches” series, in which speakers will cover each of the environmental...
  • Federal Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Purchaser of Property Based on Inaccurate Environmental Representations and Warranties

    Posted by on October 10, 2011
    In Nature Conservancy v. Wilder Corp., No. 09-2988, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago recently affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the purchaser of land contaminated by the prior landowner.  This case concerned farmland purchased by The Nature Conservancy from Wilder for $16,350,000. The sales contract required Wilder to remove from the...
  • Recap of CBA YLS Adopt-a-Beach Event

    Posted by on October 5, 2011
    On Saturday, October 1, 2011, I participated with a group of folks from the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Division in an Adopt-a-Beach event at Chicago's Oak Street Beach.  Adopt-a-Beach is a program run by Alliance for the Great Lakes, which is the oldest independent citizen's organization devoted 100 percent to the Great Lakes. (more…)...

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