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Archive for December, 2011
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 30, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Crews worked overnight to clean up more than 1,400 gallons of fuel spilled into a storm sewer that discharges into the Fox River. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111229/news/712299860/ (2) Chicago Tribune provides "12 simple steps to go green in 2012". http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/op...
  • Business Owners and Managers Learn to Use Environmental Audit Policies at Chicago Bar Association Presentation by Attorney Dave Scriven-Young

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    The recent seminar, "How Businesses Can Take Advantage of U.S. EPA’s Audit Policy", helped business owners and managers implement strategies to lower the amount of potential civil penalties for environmental violations. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9068043.htm) "Business owners and managers should plan ahead to take advantage of en...
  • Save the Date for 1/24/12 Webinar: Environmental Hot Topics for 2012

    Posted by on December 29, 2011
    On January 24, 2012 at noon (central), Chicago environmental attorney Dave Scriven-Young will present a webinar entitled "Environmental Hot Topics for 2012".  This free program will look at the year ahead and analyze upcoming environmental legal issues, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, climate change regulations, water issues, and concerns over the Keystone XL Pipeline.   ...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

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    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from an Federal Aviation Administration facility into a city storm sewer, which discharges into the nearby Fox River. The City of Aurora said the spill presents no danger to the public water supply. http://www.suntimes.com/9692969-417/diesel-fuel-leaks-...
  • Nitrogen Fertilizer Company Settles Civil Environmental Enforcement Action Alleging Clean Air Act Violations for $108,000

    Posted by on December 28, 2011
    The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a proposed settlement of a civil environmental enforcement action brought against Rentech Nitrogen, LLC.  The settlement concerns the defendant's nitric acid production plant in East Dubuque, Illinois. Nitric acid is used in the production of ammonium nitrate and other fertilizers and explosives. The nitric acid process results in the emission...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 27, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Newly constructed pump at the Groot Industries Inc. yard in Round Lake Park dispenses compressed natural gas, which company officials say will offer a better long-term alternative for powering its fleet of waste disposal trucks.  It is also projected to eventually be the first large-scale plant acces...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update–Holiday Weekend Edition

    Posted by on December 26, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update from the holiday weekend from across the internet: (1) Citing tougher federal clean-air rules, Ameren Energy Resources commences shutdown of its coal- and oil-fired power plant on the Illinois River about 60 miles west of Springfield. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1282421696/Tim-Landis-Ameren-begins-shutdown-of-Meredosia-plant (more…)...

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