City of Springfield v. Hashman: 4th District says close enough is good enoughBy Gene Schmittgens & Anna Chesser SmithDecember 2002In City of Springfield v. Hashman, 774 N.E.2d 427, 266 Ill.Dec. 321 (July 29, 2002), the appellate court for the Fourth District enjoined the development of a 22.408-acre parcel of land located outside the limits of the City of Springfield but within 200 feet of Lake Springfield, the primary water supply of the City and Sangamon County.
Donaldson v. CIPS: a case of pennywise, pound foolish?By James K. Weston, Sr.October 2002The Illinois Supreme Court recently decided the case of Zachary Donaldson, et al., v. Central Illinois Public Service Company, et al., Docket No. 89679, opinion filed February 22, 2002.
Electronic waste: A growing problemBy Raymond T. ReottNovember 2002In the early 1970s, as businesses installed scrubbers and other air pollution control devices to meet Clean Air Act requirements and water treatment facilities to meet new Clean Water Act requirements, the result was to shift captured contaminants from air emissions and water discharges to landfills.
In this issueBy Phillip R. Van NessDecember 2002This month's newsletter includes a comprehensive introduction to the Illinois Pollution Control Board's new COOL (for Clerk's Office On-Line) system, presented by the Board's Chairman, Claire Manning, and Richard McGill.
In this issueOctober 2002This month's newsletter covers current developments in the courts, in Congress and in the Illinois Statehouse.
In This IssueApril 2002As many attorneys in Illinois know, practicing in the area of environmental law means handling matters before the Pollution Control Board.
In this issueBy Margaret P. HowardMarch 2002An introduction to the issue from Editor Margaret Howard.
In this issueJanuary 2002This month's newsletter covers environmental issues ranging from leaves to LUSTs.
Novel settlement: A new trend?By Raymond T. ReottNovember 2002In an election year, the historic practice in Illinois was for environmental enforcement to increase and for penalty demands in negotiated settlements to rise proportionately.
An overview of the Illinois Pollution Control BoardBy Elaine AgnewApril 2002The Illinois Pollution Control Board was given the duties of determining, defining, and implementing the environmental control standards applicable in the State of Illinois and adopting rules and regulations in accordance with Title VII of the Environmental Protection Act by the Illinois General Assembly through the adoption of the Environmental Protection Act in 1970.
A quick look at enforcement provisions of the Illinois Environmental Protection ActBy Lisle A. StalterNovember 2002The purpose of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act is "to establish a unified, statewide program supplemented by private remedies, to restore, protect and enhance the quality of the environment, and to assure the adverse effects upon the environment are fully considered and borne by those who cause them," 415 ILCS 5/2(b).
Retooling the federal NSR programBy Steven M. SirosJanuary 2002For many companies, especially those contemplating facility upgrades or facility modifications which affect air emissions, the federal New Source Review ("NSR") program is often viewed as an insurmountable hurdle that can stop a project in its tracks.