News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. -- (312) 881-6309
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Announces Regulatory Changes and Other News

    Posted by on March 13, 2018
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for February 2018.  The Board has the authority to adopt environmental standards and regulations for the State of Illinois and to adjudicate contested cases arising from the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and its implementing regulations.  The Environmental Register summarizes the Board's work for the past ...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Dismisses Noise Pollution Case Against ComEd as Frivolous

    Posted by on February 20, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently dismissed Chvalovsky v. Commonwealth Edison, Case No. PCB 10-13, which concerned alleged noise emissions from a transformer behind Plaintiff's house and transmission lines in the vicinity of Church Street and Laramie Avenue in Skokie, Cook County, Illinois. The Board held that Plaintiff's complaint failed to address the issue of when the all...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 28, 2011
    Here's a look at what has been making news in the Illinois environmental community: (1) Governor Pat Quinn announces 20-year agreements with wind and solar energy vendors to supply Ameren and ComEd with renewable electricity to provide to consumers throughout the state. (2) The Illinois EPA refers to the Illinois Attorney General’s office an enforcement ...
  • Illinois Pollution Control Board Dismisses Case Against Cement Mixing Facility As Frivolous

    Posted by on December 28, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued an opinion dismissing as frivolous the case of Gregory v. Regional Ready Mix, LLC, Case No. PCB 10-106, which concerned alleged air and noise emissions from Defendant's cement mixing facility located at 415 River Road, Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois. Plaintiff attempted to allege that cement dust and noise from Defendant's facility aff...
  • Parties Settle Noise Pollution Case Dealing With Auto/Truck Repair Facility

    Posted by on October 27, 2010
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulation and proposed settlement in Morrissey v. Pahios, Case No. PCB 09-10, which concerned the defendants' "auto/truck repair, 24 hour towing service and police impound facility" located at 1320 Ensell Road in Lake Zurich, Lake County, Illinois.  Plaintiffs allege that the defendants violated Illinois environmental law...

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