U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Hartford class action hearing blows Judge Stack's stack

By Steve Korris | Sep 24, 2007

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack blew his stack when he heard that big oil companies BP, Sinclair and Shell kicked little Apex Oil out of mediation over the cost of groundwater contamination in Hartford.

St. Clair County sues ESL over illegal dumping

By Ann Knef | Jul 23, 2007

St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert Haida wants the city of East St. Louis to stop dumping garbage illegally.

Study: Illinois economy would suffer under atrazine ban

By Ann Knef | Feb 27, 2007

Don Coursey That corn growers' favorite herbicide is a frequent target of "activists" prompted an atrazine industry spokesman to warn that replacing actual science with political science would be disastrous for state agriculture.

Dueling lawsuit battle is hot potato for high court

By Steve Korris | Sep 28, 2006

SPRINGFIELD-A heated Madison County battle, the case of dueling lawsuits over petroleum vapors in the village of Hartford, has turned into a hot potato for the Illinois Supreme Court.

Atrazine poses no harm, EPA finds

By Ann Knef | Aug 8, 2006

One of the most thoroughly studied products used in agriculture has received yet another clean bill of health.

Class action suits and proposed task force could choke out atrazine

By Ann Knef | Mar 2, 2006

Alex Avery If product liability claims against major chemical companies prevail and state legislators attempt to restrict the most commonly applied herbicide used by corn growers, Illinois agriculture is in trouble.

O'Fallon resident suing city for sewer back flow

By Ann Knef | Nov 7, 2005

Linda Todoroff is suing O’Fallon for raw sewage that backed into her basement at 610 West Adams St.

Illinois Power settles for $500 million in 'Clean Air' case

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 7, 2005

Illinois Power Co. will install $500 million in pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants and pay a $9 million fine to settle a federal lawsuit alleging Clean Air Act violations.

WWII-era railroad worker sues Illinois Central

By Steve Gonzalez | Feb 23, 2005

William Applegate A man who worked with Illinois Central Railroad in the 1940s is suing the company in St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging exposure to asbestos and other "toxic" elements has made him sick.

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