Illinois Pollution Control Board holds hearing, receives public comment to finalize coal ash rule

On August 13 the Illinois Pollution Control Board (“IPCB”) held the first of two scheduled hearings on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (“IEPA”) proposed rule for mitigating and remediating coal ash ponds throughout the state.[1] Coal combustion residual surface impoundments, known commonly as coal ash ponds, are repositories for the …

Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs to Expire

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have mandated that utilities maintain service regardless of customers’ ability to pay. [1] The Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC,” the quasi-judicial agency that regulates Illinois’s utilities), for example, issued an order requiring various customer protections, including a moratorium on utility shutoffs due to …

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Hello and welcome to the 2020-21 edition of JEEL’s blog. We provide regular updates on significant developments in environmental and energy law …