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Archive for January, 2019
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees to Take Action on Endangered Species Act Petition

    Posted by on January 25, 2019
    Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service settled a claim filed by the Center for Biological Diversity that forces FWS to take action on issues relating to a critical habitat designation for the western yellow-billed cuckoo. In 2014, FWS listed the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo under the Endangered Species Act but had not yet published a final rule designati...
  • John Kim to Serve Once Again as Director of Illinois EPA

    Posted by on January 21, 2019
    Last week, Illinois Governor Pritzker announced that John Kim will serve as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  He had previously served the Agency in many capacities under both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as director and interim director.  Kim is seen as a solid pick who gets along with both environmental citizens' groups and industry groups. (m...
  • Illinois Department of Public Health Approves New Lead Rules

    Posted by on January 16, 2019
    On January 15, 2019, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved rules proposed by the Illinois Department of Public Health that will increase the number of children identified with lead poisoning and trigger earlier intervention.  The rules lower the level at which public health interventions are initiated for children with blood lead levels from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 microgr...

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