News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. -- (312) 239-9722
  • 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 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...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 9, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Clean Line Energy’s project, which will connect 3,500 megawatts of wind turbine generated power from wind farms in other states to communities in Illinois, faces resistance from northern La Salle County property owners. http://www.newstrib.com/articles/news/nci/default.asp?article=31144&anam...
  • Recap of CBA YLS Adopt-a-Beach Event

    Posted by on October 5, 2011
    On Saturday, October 1, 2011, I participated with a group of folks from the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Division in an Adopt-a-Beach event at Chicago's Oak Street Beach.  Adopt-a-Beach is a program run by Alliance for the Great Lakes, which is the oldest independent citizen's organization devoted 100 percent to the Great Lakes. (more…)...
  • Federal Appeals Court Denies Additional Immediate Relief Requested by States in Asian Carp Case

    Posted by on August 26, 2011
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently issued an opinion in the federal Asian carp case, Michigan v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 10-3891. The Court affirmed District Court Judge Robert Dow’s judgment that the plaintiffs (several states bordering the Great Lakes and others) were not entitled to a preliminary injunction—i.e., immediate relief...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on August 1, 2011
    Here's an update of recent stories in the news involving Illinois environmental issues: President Obama announces agreement pledging to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-us-obama-fueleconomy,0,2498668.story (more…)...

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