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  • 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

    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...
  • Party Settles Arranger Liability under Illinois Superfund Statute

    Posted by on December 7, 2011
    A common legal problem that manufacturers and other companies face is liability for the cleanup of a hazardous substance that has been released.  This can include arranger liability under the federal Superfund law or a state equivalent.  Illinois law, for example, imposes liability on a company that arranged with another company to dispose of a hazardous substance at a landfill that actual...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

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    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...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 6, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) An environmental assessment relating to underground storage tank leak incidents at a Speedy Citgo property in Palatine is continuing, and the gas station could be demolished sometime in December. http://palatine.patch.com/articles/speedy-citgo-remediation-continues (more…)...
  • Environmental Register for October 2011

    Posted by on November 22, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board, which has offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, recently issued its Environmental Register for October 2011.  The Environmental Register features a letter from new Board Chairman Thomas Holbrook, which discusses Mr. Holbrook's background, the appointment of Dr. Deanna Glosser to the Board, and the departure of Board Member Andrea Moore. ...
  • Thank You to Illinois Manufacturers’ Association for Article Publication

    Posted by on November 16, 2011
    I am pleased to announce that my article "Electronics Manufacturers: Are You Ready for New Recycling and Reuse Requirements" has been published in the Sustainable Memo newsletter of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association.  The newsletter is designed to keep manufacturers abreast of emerging developments in environmental regulations, green manufacturing and similar subjects.  My article outli...

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