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  • Morning Illinois Environmental Law News Update: 7/25/13

    Posted by on July 25, 2013
    * An updated, $50 million blueprint for keeping bighead and silver carp from reaching the Great Lakes calls for a new section to be added to the electric fish barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, construction of a mobile electric device that can be dragged behind a boat to herd fish away from places where they do not belong, and rebuilding a ditch berm to support a chain-link fence ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • US EPA Creates Great Lakes Advisory Board

    Posted by on June 4, 2012
    U.S. EPA recently announced in a press release the creation of an advisory board to support federal agencies with the implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The new board, the federal government’s first advisory committee on Great Lakes ...
  • Save the Date for 1/24/12 Webinar: Environmental Hot Topics for 2012

    Posted by on December 29, 2011
    On January 24, 2012 at noon (central), Chicago environmental attorney Dave Scriven-Young will present a webinar entitled "Environmental Hot Topics for 2012".  This free program will look at the year ahead and analyze upcoming environmental legal issues, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, climate change regulations, water issues, and concerns over the Keystone XL Pipeline.   ...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 22, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) EPA announces first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. http://rockrivertimes.com/2011/12/21/epa-issues-landmark-standard-for-mercury-air-toxics-pollution-from-coal-fired-power-plants/ (2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publish the Aquatic Nuisance Species Co...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 21, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Iroquois County swine facility settles allegations by the Illinois Attorney General's Office that the facility illegally discharged livestock waste in Spring Creek, killing more than 110,000 fish across more than 19 miles of the creek and a tributary. The consent order calls for $17,500 in civ...

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