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Newsletter articles from 2011

All appropriate inquiries into land acquisitions By Gene Schmittgens June 2011 All appropriate inquiry requires that the purchaser perform a Phase I assessment which conforms with either the requirements of ASTM 1527-05, or the regulations promulgated by EPA.
Changes and continued uncertainty for construction industry with CCDD law By Alison K. Hayden February 2011 Public Act 96-1416 amends the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 ILCS 5/1 et seq., to regulate facilities which accept soil and Clean Construction Demolition Debris for disposal.
The Chicago-area waterway system: How do we get over separation anxiety? By Amy Antoniolli July 2011 It is estimated that more than 162 nonnative species live in the Great Lakes basin, and there are more to come.
Illinois EPA submits new vapor intrusion proposal By Raymond T. Reott February 2011 Unable to completely resolve the objections to its original proposal, despite a long stay of the rulemaking proceedings, the Illinois EPA finally decided to bring forth a new and different proposal to add a vapor intrusion pathway for indoor air exposure to the Illinois TACO Cleanup Rules.
Recent activity in the Illinois General Assembly June 2011 A summary of bills from the Illinois General Assembly and legislative committees relating to environmental issues.
Recent cases and rulemakings pending before the Illinois Pollution Control Board By Alison K. Hayden July 2011 A summary of interest to environmental lawyers.
Recent decisions limit bankruptcy claims of PRP groups By Michele Gale September 2011 The successful application of the Chemtura and Lyondell decisions to PRP claims in the Motors Liquidation Company bankruptcy could result in increasing the remediation obligations of other PRPs.
Recent environmental cases By William J. Anaya, Gene Schmittgens, and Alison K. Hayden September 2011 Recent cases of interest to environmental lawyers.
Seventh Circuit strikes down ruling affecting enforcement of the Clean Air Act By Gene Schmittgens February 2011 A look at the case of United States of America v. Cinergy Corporation.