2016 Articles

The 2015 RCRA Solid Waste Rule and the 2016 TSCA Reform (The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act) By William J. Anaya August 2016 In the last 12 months, Congress and US EPA have made significant changes to waste and chemical regulation that deserve some analysis.
Competing approaches for adjusting non-settling CERCLA defendants’ liability in contribution claims By Samantha Gibson April 2016 This article examines the competing approaches courts apply when determining the liability of non-settling parties in CERCLA contribution claims.
Environmental basics revisited: A look at Northern Illinois Service Company v. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency By Lisle A. Stalter November 2016 Although the decision in this case is pretty straightforward and not surprising, it is useful to have a confirmation of where the interpretation of the Act stands.
Free Environmental CLE for ISBA members April 2016 Your ISBA membership may come with all the CLE you need.
LUST at 27: The Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund and the incredibly invisible indemnification provisions By Phillip R. Van Ness & Craig Foster April 2016 There are as yet no set parameters for either accessing or preserving the LUST Fund.
Opportunities for inexpensive environmental law CLE November 2016 Our section will present two live webcasts on November 30th for just $30 apiece.
Significant 2015 federal court decisions in environmental law By Kenneth Anspach August 2016 Make note of these important decisions affecting environmental laws.
Temporary nuisance production agriculture in the cross-hairs again By Stephen R. Kaufmann November 2016 On May 24, 2016, following a three-week trial, a jury in Scott County, Illinois returned a verdict in favor of the hog producer defendants and against ten Plaintiffs who had brought a cause of action for private temporary nuisance relating to odor, flies and dust allegedly caused by a swine livestock management facility. This was the first such trial in Illinois.
Upcoming Professional Development Luncheon April 2016 Save the date for this informative lunchtime program.