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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • State Enforcement Action Alleging Water Pollution Violations At Industrial Park Partially Settled

    Posted by on December 29, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted a stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Freeport Area Economic Development Foundation, Case No. PCB 10-89, which concerned a site known as "Mill Race Industrial Park," a 145-acre property located east of Springfield Road, north of Hiveley Road, and south of Business 20, in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois.  This settlement ...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Orders Residential Developer to Pay $45,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations

    Posted by on November 30, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently granted the State's uncontested motion for summary judgment in People v. Moline Place Development, LLC, Case No. PCB 07-53, which concerned a residential housing area called One Moline Place, located at 6th Street and 11th Avenue in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. The State alleged that the defendant, which was developing a residential co...
  • U.S. EPA Cites Developer for Alleged Stormwater Violations

    Posted by on June 4, 2010
    U.S. EPA Region 5 recently issued a complaint and final order against Sharp Homes-Hunter’s Ridge Development and Charles D. Sharp for failure to comply with federal stormwater rules.  EPA alleges that the defendant (a Joliet, Illinois company) failed to prevent or minimize discharges, initiate stabilization measures, conduct inspections and maintain proper records. According to EPA, "...

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