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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)...

Chaveriat v. Williams Pipe Line Co.

The Seventh Circuit upholds a district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant prior owner of a petroleum carrying pipeline on plaintiffs landowners' claim for nuisance damages from a 1944 leak of unleaded gasoline. In 1986,...

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...

Tennsv, Inc. v. Gade

The court holds that provisions of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (IEPA) that restrict the location of waste treatment, landfill, and incinerator facilities serving areas beyond the borders of a local government unit are...

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...