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Nijman Franzetti Ranked as Leading Firm for Environmental Law
Jul 20

Nijman Franzetti Ranked as Leading Firm for Environmental Law

Chambers USA 2015, 2016, and 2017 ranked Nijman Franzetti LLP as a Band 1 – Leading Firm for Environmental Law in Illinois, and ranked Susan Franzetti and Jennifer Nijman as Band 1- Leading Individuals. Chambers noted that Nijman Franzetti is known for “Environmental boutique advising…

The Accidental Open Dump: An Illinois Appeals Court Upholds Administrative Penalties for Improper Storage
May 29

The Accidental Open Dump: An Illinois Appeals Court Upholds Administrative Penalties for Improper Storage

The Illinois Environmental Protection Act broadly prohibits open dumping, which it defines as “the consolidation of refuse from one or more sources at a disposal site” (other than an actual landfill). It also empowers the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to issue administrative citations when the…

Susan Franzetti participated in a Lake Forest Open Lands Association’s Center for Conservation Leadership Seminar
Feb 05

Susan Franzetti participated in a Lake Forest Open Lands Association’s Center for Conservation Leadership Seminar

On Saturday January 31, 2016, Susan Franzetti participated in a Lake Forest Open Lands Association’s Center for Conservation Leadership seminar where she worked with high school students who presented a spirited debate on the important environmental issues of light pollution and the use of single…

Landmark Ruling: Illinois Pollution Control Board Upholds NPDES Permit for MWGen Waukegan Generating Station
Jan 20

Landmark Ruling: Illinois Pollution Control Board Upholds NPDES Permit for MWGen Waukegan Generating Station

On January 19, 2017, the Illinois Pollution Control Board ruled in favor of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) and Midwest Generation LLC (MWGen) in their defense of a third-party appeal by various environmental groups of an NPDES permit issued to the MWGen Waukegan…

How to be “eCareful” about the U.S. EPA’s New eDisclosure Portal
Oct 22

How to be “eCareful” about the U.S. EPA’s New eDisclosure Portal

Since 1995, the U.S. EPA (EPA) has created incentives for regulated entities to voluntarily disclose regulatory violations. In particular, if an entity discloses a violation and corrects the problem within 60 days, the EPA will not recommend criminal charges and will reduce any penalties based…