News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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  • New Law #7: Increased Penalties for Violations of Rivers, Lakes, & Streams Act

    Posted by on January 5, 2016
    Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0073, which increases penalties for violations of the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act and permits the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to issue orders requiring remedial actions. (more…)...
  • New Illinois Law Provides State Financial Assistance for Stormwater Management and Treatment Projects

    Posted by on August 1, 2014
    On July 23, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that he signed legislation designed to help combat flooding across the state and to protect Illinois’ drinking water.  The legislation makes stormwater management and treatment projects available for state financial assistance following last year’s record rainfall and severe flooding that affected communities across Illinois.  A copy of...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • U.S. EPA Publishes Spring 2011 Regulatory Agenda and Provides Glimpse of New Regulations

    Posted by on July 7, 2011
    On July 7, 2011, U.S. EPA published in the Federal Register its 2011 Spring Regulatory Agenda. This document is interesting because it provides a look at U.S. EPA’s goals and how those goals are being met through the Agency’s regulations. The Regulatory Agenda identified “the five over-arching strategic goals and five cross-cutting fundamental strategies” for how U.S. EPA approaches its wo...
  • Gov. Quinn Signs Order Establishing Illinois Coastal Management Program

    Posted by on January 5, 2011
    Governor Pat Quinn recently signed an Executive Order establishing the Illinois Coastal Management Program within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  According to a DNR press release, "through the federally-funded program, Illinois will receive $2 million annually from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve the northeast Illinois economy and cr...

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