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DOJ Policy Review of SEPs May Have Big Implications for Company Environmental Settlements

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the midst of a comprehensive policy review regarding the use of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in settlements of environmental enforcement actions. This review could potentially have far-reaching implications for companies that seek to settle such actions brought by either the federal government, or in the case of…

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Upcoming Events

November 5, 2019 – Annual Air Quality Management Conference. The Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section is pleased to once again offer the Midwest’s most comprehensive annual program on air quality management issues. The LMSS Air Quality Management conference has become a tradition in the region – bringing together environmental professionals from…

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Illinois EPA’s Office of Energy Awards Grant to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale for Innovative Engineering Project

Project Will Deliver Solar, Energy Storage and Communication Resilience SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim has announced that the Agency’s Office of Energy has issued a $900,000 grant award to SIU Carbondale for a unique solar photovoltaic plus energy storage and communication resiliency project. The SIU Solar + Storage project…

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Michigan to protect public from PFAS containing firefighting foam under $1.4 million collection and disposal program

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) announced today the state has approved $1.4 million for the collection and disposal of PFAS-containing aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) currently held in inventory by fire departments and commercial airports across the state. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) procurement office today awarded US Ecology…

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Taking Action on PFAS

Issues related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been top-of-mind for the environmental industry since the early 2000s, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised concerns about PFAS-related health effects. Over the past two decades, such substances have drawn increased attention, prompting state and federal regulators to grapple with the challenges of how…

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