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  • New Law #11: Best Use of Dust Suppressants

    Posted by on January 1, 2016
    Beginning our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0089, under which the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is allowed to determine whether certain applications of dust suppressants may be managed as non-waste under a beneficial use determination. (more…)...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for November 2015

    Posted by on December 30, 2015
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for November 2015.  The Environmental Register summarizes the Board's work in November 2015 and provides a summary of actions of the Board, new cases, and the Board's calendar.  The Environmental Register also contains an update of the Board's rulemaking proceedings, which included (1) a denial of Illinois EPA's requ...
  • U.S. EPA Approves Changes to Illinois Vehicle Emission Testing Program

    Posted by on August 19, 2014
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved changes to the vehicle inspection and maintenance program of the State of Illinois.  These changes were proposed by the Illinois EPA as revisions to the State Implementation Plan, which details how Illinois will comply with the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations. (more…)...
  • Illinois Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging FutureGen Air Permit

    Posted by on June 18, 2014
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois recently denied an attempt by Sierra Club to challenge an air pollution control construction permit issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the FutureGen 2.0 Project.  The Court ruled in Sierra Club Inc. v. FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc. that the Sierra Club could not challenge the permit in federal court; instead, t...
  • National Climate Assessment Addresses Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities for Midwest

    Posted by on May 9, 2014
    The U.S. Global Change Research Program recently issued its report, "Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment" which provides a detailed analysis of the challenges and opportunities that the Midwest will face as a result of climate change.  The full assessment can be found on the USGCRP's dynamic website, http://nca2014.globalchange.gov. (more…)...
  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Give First Public Speech Since Being Confirmed

    Posted by on July 26, 2013
    On Tuesday, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver her first public remarks since being confirmed by the Senate. The event will start at 10 am central time and will be webcast. From EPA's press release: "WASHINGTON--“ On Tuesday, newly-confirmed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Cambridge, MA to deliver remarks at Harvard Law School. This w...
  • 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...

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