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Posts Tagged ‘Illinois DNR’
  • New Law #3: DNR Determines Whether New Oil & Gas Leases Are Operative

    Posted by on January 12, 2016
    Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0138, which allows the Department of Natural Resources to determine if oil and gas leases submitted with permit applications are operative because prior leases have terminated due to nondevelopment or nonproduction. (more…)...
  • Court Rejects Attempt to Block Implementation of Illinois Fracking Regulations

    Posted by on August 14, 2015
    In Smith v. Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fifth District affirmed a trial court's ruling denying a complaint for a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of the Illinois DNR's fracking regulations.  As has been widely reported (see here), the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act and the initial draft of the regulations were put together by a co...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 21, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Iroquois County swine facility settles allegations by the Illinois Attorney General's Office that the facility illegally discharged livestock waste in Spring Creek, killing more than 110,000 fish across more than 19 miles of the creek and a tributary. The consent order calls for $17,500 in civ...

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