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Archive for August, 2015
  • Court: Vehicle Registration Surcharge to Support Illinois DNR is Constitutional

    Posted by on August 18, 2015
    In Illinois, a $2 surcharge to fund the Department of Natural Resources is added to motor-vehicle registration fees, and this surcharge was challenged as being unconstitutional.  In Friedman v. White, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District affirmed a trial court's ruling granting a motion to dismiss a complaint seeking a ruling that the DNR surcharge violated the uniformity clause ...
  • Court Rejects Attempt to Block Implementation of Illinois Fracking Regulations

    Posted by on August 14, 2015
    In Smith v. Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fifth District affirmed a trial court's ruling denying a complaint for a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of the Illinois DNR's fracking regulations.  As has been widely reported (see here), the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act and the initial draft of the regulations were put together by a co...
  • Speaking at AGC Contractors Environmental Conference

    Posted by on August 13, 2015
    I'm pleased to announce that I will speaking at The Associated General Contractors of America 2015 Contractors Environmental Conference, which will be held September 2-3, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.  My topic is "Next Generation of Compliance and Reporting Environmental Information", and I will be co-presenting with Carey Johnston, PE, Enforcement Targeting and Data Division, Office of Complian...

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