News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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  • Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Requirement That ComEd Purchase FutureGen Power

    Posted by on July 25, 2014
    The Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that it is legal to require Commonwealth Edison to purchase power from the proposed FutureGen 2.0 project.  In Commonwealth Edison Co. v. Illinois Commerce Commission, 2014 IL App (1st) 130544, the court upheld the Illinois Commerce Commission's approval of an Illinois Power Agency proposal that required ComEd to enter into a sourcing agreement with Fu...
  • 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…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update: 7/28/13

    Posted by on July 28, 2013
    * The new edition of the ABA SEER Native American Resources Committee Newsletter contains articles on: (1) renewable energy on tribal lands (key agreements and terms for successful project development), (2) governance and jurisdictional considerations for renewable energy development in Indian Country, (3) a California district court's decision upholding approval of the Ocotillo wind farm, (4) fre...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update: 7/26/13

    Posted by on July 26, 2013
    * According to U.S. EPA's quarterly report of organizations that supply their electricity needs with renewable energy, the State of Illinois has significantly raised its projected annual green power usage.  [Renewable Energy World.com] Click "Read More" to see more stories... (more…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 6, 2012
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Plaintiffs seek information from Illinois EPA in suit alleging weed killer atrazine contaminates Greenville's drinking water.  They hope that the information will help defeat summary judgment motions filed by defendant Syngenta Crop Protection Services. http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/240773-till...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 5, 2012
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Mayor Emanuel and ComEd predict that the $1.1 billion investment in smart grid infrastructure will create 2,400 jobs. http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2012/january/mayor_emanuel_andcomedannounce2400jobswillbecreatedthrough11bill.html (2) The South...
  • 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...

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