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  • President Obama To Make “Major Announcement” On Climate Change

    Posted by on June 24, 2013
    The U.S. EPA's Office of Public Engagement has issued the following press release previewing tomorrow's "major announcement" from President Obama on climate change: "President Barack Obama will be making a major announcement on climate change at Georgetown University this Tuesday, June 25, at 1:25 p.m. EDT.  You can watch the speech live at: whitehouse.gov/live You can watch a video prev...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for May 2013

    Posted by on June 12, 2013
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for May 2013.  The Environmental Register features a letter from Board Chairman Thomas Holbrook, which summarizes the activity that the Board has conducted in several rulemaking dockets.  Two rulemaking dockets of particular interest are: (more…)...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for February 2013

    Posted by on March 21, 2013
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for February 2013.  The Environmental Register features a letter from Board Chairman Thomas Holbrook, which summarizes the activity that the Board has conducted in several rulemaking dockets. The Environmental Register also contains a rulemaking update, including a summary of the Board's adoption of a first ...
  • Reminder: “Adding Value With Environmental Law” Seminar is this Wednesday!

    Posted by on March 18, 2013
    You're invited to register for "Adding Value with Environmental Law", which is sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association's Environmental Law Committee.  This is the CBA's annual environmental seminar and will take place this Wednesday, March 20th, from 3pm to 6pm at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court.  As a reminder, here's the description of this great program: (more…)...
  • US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Leave Post After State of the Union Address

    Posted by on December 27, 2012
    The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, has announced that she will be leaving the Obama administration after the President's State of the Union Address in early 2013: (more…)...
  • Illinois Federal Court Dismisses Asian Carp Lawsuit

    Posted by on December 11, 2012
    The Asian Carp lawsuit hit another bump in the road recently, when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint and expressed skepticism on whether the case could continue.  In that case, Michigan v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 10 C 4457 (N.D. Ill.), a group of states bordering the Great Lakes sought an order requiring the U.S. Army Corps...
  • Update on Fracking Legislation in the Illinois General Assembly

    Posted by on December 6, 2012
    I thought everyone would be interested in the following update from the Illinois Manufacturers' Association concerning fracking legislation in the Illinois General Assembly: "Following another marathon negotiating session that resulted in little movement between industry and the environmental community, several key state lawmakers met privately and intend to develop their own proposal that will...

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