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Illinois Environmental News Update

Here’s your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet:

(1) Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has been reportedly barred from hearing asbestos cases after her campaign committee allegedly got $30,000 in contributions from area law firms specializing in asbestos-related cases.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-asbestoscases-jud,0,1497221.story

(2) An Environmental Integrity Project report added 20 sites to the group’s list of almost 140 in the nation where its tests show that coal ash appears to have contaminated groundwater or soil to unsafe levels.  Seven of those sites are in Illinois.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-environmental-group-ids-coal-ash-pollutants-in-illinois-20111213,0,734666.story

(3) Chicago’s own Uncommon Ground is chosen as the greenest restaurant in the country. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8465837

(4) Interesting interview from Chicago Magazine on carbon trading markets with Richard Sandor, CEO of Environmental Financial Products.  http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2011/Q-A-with-Richard-Sandor-CEO-of-Environmental-Financial-Products/

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