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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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 16, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) U.S. EPA is expected today to approve a tough new rule to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances from the country's power plants. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/la-na-epa-mercury-20111216,0,95368.story (more…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 14, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has been reportedly barred from hearing asbestos cases after her campaign committee allegedly got $30,000 in contributions from area law firms specializing in asbestos-related cases.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-asbestoscases-jud,0,149...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 12, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Interesting update on the McCullom Lake, Illinois brain cancer lawsuits against Rohm and Haas pending in Pennsylvania state court. http://www.nwherald.com/2011/11/17/our-day-in-court/amxyn2q/?page=1 (more…)...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 7, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency held two public hearings regarding a water discharge permit for the proposed North Canton Mine near the city of Canton in Fulton County. http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2011/12/05/hearings-controversial-canton-coal-mine-held-today-input-dea...

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