News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. -- (312) 239-9722
  • New Law #5: Expansion of Liability & Penalty Increases Under Oil & Gas Act

    Posted by on January 7, 2016
    Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0137, which expands liability and increases civil penalties for falsifying or misstating information submitted in connection with oil and gas permits. (more…)...
  • New Webinar Assisting Businesses Comply With Used Oil Regulations

    Posted by on October 29, 2015
    My next speaking engagement will be a BLR (Business & Legal Resources) webinar entitled "Used Oil Generators: Cost-Effective Strategies to Ensure Compliance with EPA Regulations".  Business owners and plant managers will learn how to: (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 December 30, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Crews worked overnight to clean up more than 1,400 gallons of fuel spilled into a storm sewer that discharges into the Fox River. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111229/news/712299860/ (2) Chicago Tribune provides "12 simple steps to go green in 2012". http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/op...
  • 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

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    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from an Federal Aviation Administration facility into a city storm sewer, which discharges into the nearby Fox River. The City of Aurora said the spill presents no danger to the public water supply. http://www.suntimes.com/9692969-417/diesel-fuel-leaks-...
  • Enforcement Actions: How Are Civil Penalties Calculated?

    Posted by on December 14, 2011
    I am often asked by owners and executives of manufacturers and other companies to calculate the amount of penalty that their organization will face as a result of an environmental violation.  Often, there is a maximum penalty provided by statute, and then statutes, regulations, case law, and/or policy guidance help determine how the penalty actually will be calculated. A good example of...

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