News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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  • Best Practices for Working with Regulators: From Investigation to Litigation

    Posted by on November 1, 2012
    I was recently a panelist for a program at the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's Fall Conference in Charleston, S.C.  The program was entitled "Best Practices for Working with Regulators: From Investigation to Litigation" and also featured my friends Ross Feldmann and Christina Vassiliou Harvey.  My presentation focused on dealing with U.S. EPA and State environmental agencies ...
  • Illinois Town Settles State Enforcement Action Alleging Clean Water Act Violations

    Posted by on September 16, 2012
    The Illinois Town of Cortland recently filed documents in the Illinois Pollution Control Board settling a state enforcement action, People v. Town of Cortland, PCB No. 11-67, which involved the town's wastewater spray irrigation fields and rigs located east of the town.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency received citizen complaints about the town's spray irrigation system, including th...
  • Florida Transportation Builder Article on Storm Water Compliance for Contractors

    Posted by on September 13, 2012
    I am pleased to announce that Florida Transportation Builder Magazine recently published my article, "Top Five Tips for Contractors to Ensure Storm Water Compliance."  My article discusses enforcement actions for alleged violations of storm water regulations against the construction industry by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice at sites around the coun...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 9, 2012
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) State of Illinois sues the City of Markham for allegedly violating the IL Environmental Protection Act by not having a backflow contamination control in its water supply system for at least six months. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8494027 (2) Illinois EPA officials h...
  • Business Owners and Managers Learn to Use Environmental Audit Policies at Chicago Bar Association Presentation by Attorney Dave Scriven-Young

    Posted by on December 30, 2011
    The recent seminar, "How Businesses Can Take Advantage of U.S. EPA’s Audit Policy", helped business owners and managers implement strategies to lower the amount of potential civil penalties for environmental violations. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12/prweb9068043.htm) "Business owners and managers should plan ahead to take advantage of en...
  • 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.   ...
  • Public and Private Entities Settle State Enforcement Action Alleging Illegal Dumping of Waste at Clean Construction and Demolition Debris Facility

    Posted by on December 16, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulations and proposed settlements in People v. Reliable Materials Lyons, LLC, Case No. PCB 12-52.  This case concerned illegal dumping of waste taken from a 7.5 acre parcel of land located at 401 North Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, owned by the Board of Education of the City of Chicago ("CPS"), and disposed of at a cle...

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