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Hazardous wastes & substances

Neumann v. Carlson Envtl., Inc.

A court grants in part and denies in part motions to dismiss land purchasers' Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), negligence, fraud, and state-law claims against an environmental consulting...

Avondale Fed. Sav. Bank v. Amoco Oil Co.

The court holds that the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) bars a current property owner's claim for cleanup costs against the property's former owner. The current owner filed a claim for injunctive relief against the former...

Avondale Fed. Sav. Bank v. Amoco Oil Co.

The court holds that a landowner cannot recover from previous site owner petroleum contamination cleanup costs it incurred after it invoked Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) §7002's statutory process for bringing a citizen...

Alliance for Clean Coal v. Miller

The court holds that the Illinois Coal Act, which requires utilities and the Illinois Commerce Commission to take into account the need to use high-sulfur coal mined in Illinois when developing and approving Clean Air Act (CAA)...

Alliance for Clean Coal v. Craig

The court holds that the Illinois Coal Act violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Act requires public utilities to devise Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance plans and present them to the Illinois Commerce Commission for...

Macias v. Kerr-McGee Corp.

The court holds that a lawsuit by individuals against a chemical company for damages based on injuries resulting from exposure to thorium-containing fill material was properly removed to federal court, because the chemical company...

Rockford Drop Forge Co. v. Pollution Control Bd.

The court holds that an owner of contaminated property may not receive reimbursement from Illinois's underground storage tank (UST) fund for cleanups resulting from an underground heating oil storage tank leak, and the owner's...