News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
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  • U.S. EPA Extends SPCC Compliance Date for Farmers

    Posted by on October 20, 2011
    On October 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register a rule extending the compliance date for the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule for owners and operators of farms. The goal of the SPCC program is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. A key element of this program calls for farmers a...
  • Pollution Control Board Grants Summary Judgment Against Defendants Charged with Contaminating Land with PCB Waste

    Posted by on July 18, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued an opinion granting summary judgment in favor of the State and against the defendants in People v. Ward, Case No. PCB 10-72.  This case dealt with contaminated soil at a residence located at 202 Fackney Street, Carmi, White County, Illinois.  (more…)...
  • Romeoville Oil Leak Update

    Posted by on September 12, 2010
    9/14/10 UPDATE: According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois EPA has referred this matter to the Illinois Attorney General's office for a possible enforcement action. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9/13/10 UPDATE: According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the leak has been stopped: "Crews on Monday removed a 12-foot section ...

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