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  • Governor Quinn Signs Bill That Will Result In Illinois Following Federal Air Regulations

    Posted by on September 5, 2012
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill passed in the General Assembly, Public Act 097-0945, that amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and the Environmental Protection Act to align Illinois air regulations with federal air regulations: "[T]he [Illinois Pollution Control] Board shall adopt ambient air quality standards specifying the maximum permissible short-term and long...
  • Cook County Approves New Reuse and Recycling Requirements for Construction and Demolition Waste

    Posted by on August 23, 2012
    The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance, which establishes a program for recycling and salvaging of construction and demolition waste.  The ordinance is intended to introduce reuse and recycling requirements that are designed to help achieve Cook County's goal to (1) reduce the amount of construction and demolition waste generated at the so...
  • 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.   ...
  • Nitrogen Fertilizer Company Settles Civil Environmental Enforcement Action Alleging Clean Air Act Violations for $108,000

    Posted by on December 28, 2011
    The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a proposed settlement of a civil environmental enforcement action brought against Rentech Nitrogen, LLC.  The settlement concerns the defendant's nitric acid production plant in East Dubuque, Illinois. Nitric acid is used in the production of ammonium nitrate and other fertilizers and explosives. The nitric acid process results in the emission...
  • 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...
  • Experienced Chicago Environmental Attorney Interviewed by American Bar Association

    Posted by on December 2, 2011
    Attorney Dave Scriven-Young describes his accomplished environmental practice and provides tips to young attorneys for American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Career Development Initiative. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 2, 2011 – To be successful, environmental lawyers must be flexible and willing to take on different kinds of matters, including litigating cases, negotiating corpor...
  • You’re Invited: 10/21/11 CBA YLS Environmental Law Meeting with Clean Water Act Speaker

    Posted by on October 18, 2011
    As Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, I invite you to our next committee meeting.  The meeting will take place on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. We are beginning our “View from the Trenches” series, in which speakers will cover each of the environmental...

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