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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...
  • 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...
  • Environmental Legislative Update

    Posted by on April 1, 2012
    On March 21st, I spoke at the Chicago Bar Association's "Environmental Law & Practice" seminar, featuring excellent speakers providing updates on the main environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (also known as "EPCRA") and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (also k...
  • 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…)...
  • 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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