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Environmental Legislative Update

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 known as “CERCLA” or “Superfund”).

I am the Legislative Liaison for the CBA’s Environmental Law Committee, so I was asked to give an update on environmental legislation before the Illinois General Assembly.  I used my time to discuss two laws that went into effect on January 1st: new electronics recycling legislation and new restrictions on the purchase or acquisition of corrosive and caustic acids.  Then, I summarized the environmental bills that have been proposed in the current session of the Illinois legislature.

Click here for the slides discussing the new electronics recycling and acids laws.  Click here for the report showing the environmental bills pending in the Illinois legislature.  To purchase and view a webcast of this seminar, click here.

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