Clean Water Restoration ActBy Jeff BakerMay 2010The current Clean Water Act extends only to “navigable waters.” But the recently introduced Clean Water Restoration Act would replace the current "navigable waters" language for the broader “waters of the United States.”
From the ChairBy Joseph R. Podlewski, Jr.January 2010The section council is the voice of the ISBA’s Environmental Law Section and is committed to serving the needs of its members.
Illinois adopts green building standards for state projectsBy Raymond T. ReottSeptember 2010The Green Buildings Act, enacted in Illinois in 2009, requires all new state-funded building construction and major renovations of existing facilities to seek clarification under green building standards.
Is your remediation green enough?By John Van VrankenJanuary 2010It is self-evident that remediation of environmental contamination benefits the environment. But is the remediation itself green enough? This is a hot topic for federal and state regulators and is affecting how remediations are actually conducted.
New CERCLA settlement obstaclesBy Robert OlianSeptember 2010A look at the recently decided case of Agere Systems, Inc., et al. v.Advanced Environmental Technology Corporation, et al, which will have a broad-reaching effect on potentially responsible parties.
New USEPA lead paint renovation ruleBy Raymond T. ReottOctober 2010Earlier this year the U.S. EPA adopted new rules involving the renovation and repair of pre-1978 structures with suspected lead-based paint.