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  • Illinois Environmental News Update: 7/28/13

    Posted by on July 28, 2013
    * The new edition of the ABA SEER Native American Resources Committee Newsletter contains articles on: (1) renewable energy on tribal lands (key agreements and terms for successful project development), (2) governance and jurisdictional considerations for renewable energy development in Indian Country, (3) a California district court's decision upholding approval of the Ocotillo wind farm, (4) fre...
  • Public and Private Entities Settle State Enforcement Action Alleging Illegal Dumping of Waste at Clean Construction and Demolition Debris Facility

    Posted by on December 16, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently accepted the parties' stipulations and proposed settlements in People v. Reliable Materials Lyons, LLC, Case No. PCB 12-52.  This case concerned illegal dumping of waste taken from a 7.5 acre parcel of land located at 401 North Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, owned by the Board of Education of the City of Chicago ("CPS"), and disposed of at a cle...
  • Party Settles Arranger Liability under Illinois Superfund Statute

    Posted by on December 7, 2011
    A common legal problem that manufacturers and other companies face is liability for the cleanup of a hazardous substance that has been released.  This can include arranger liability under the federal Superfund law or a state equivalent.  Illinois law, for example, imposes liability on a company that arranged with another company to dispose of a hazardous substance at a landfill that actual...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

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    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency held two public hearings regarding a water discharge permit for the proposed North Canton Mine near the city of Canton in Fulton County.
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 6, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) An environmental assessment relating to underground storage tank leak incidents at a Speedy Citgo property in Palatine is continuing, and the gas station could be demolished sometime in December. (more…)...
  • Environmental Register for October 2011

    Posted by on November 22, 2011
    The Illinois Pollution Control Board, which has offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, recently issued its Environmental Register for October 2011.  The Environmental Register features a letter from new Board Chairman Thomas Holbrook, which discusses Mr. Holbrook's background, the appointment of Dr. Deanna Glosser to the Board, and the departure of Board Member Andrea Moore. ...
  • Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Over $1 Million Penalty Against Landfill Operator for Failure to Comply with Financial Assurance Requirements

    Posted by on August 22, 2011
    The Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, recently issued an opinion in City of Morris v. Community Landfill Co., Case No. 3-09-0847, which concerned the Morris Community Landfill, which is operated by the Community Landfill Co. ("CLC") on land owned by the City of Morris, IL. This case shows the importance of complying with federal and state environmental requirements with respect to finan...

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