News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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  • State of Illinois Settles Alleged Water Pollution Claims Against Coal Mine Operators

    Posted by on February 26, 2018
    On February 22, 2018, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in People v. Illinois Fuel Co., PCB 10-86.  This case concerned two coal mines, one located five miles north of Herod, Illinois in Saline County, and one located five miles southwest of Junction, Illinois in Gallatin County, Illinois.  The State alleged that the mine operators vi...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 15, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Settlement of lawsuit against Metropolitan Water Reclamation District formalizes deadlines to finish sections of the Deep Tunnel, but the entire system will not be completed until 2029.
  • 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...
  • Illinois Appellate Court Allows Claims Alleging that Coal Mine Waste Contaminated Community Drinking Water Supply

    Posted by on October 23, 2010
    The Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District, recently issued an opinion in Citizens Opposing Pollution v. ExxonMobil Coal U.S.A., Case No. 05-09-0207, which concerned a coal mine owned by Monterey Coal (a division of ExxonMobil Coal U.S.A.) and located near Albers, Illinois.  From 1977 until August 1996, when the mine closed, a coal preparation plant and two coal refuse and slurry dispos...

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