Last Friday the Illinois Governor signed the Coal Tar Disclosure Bill into law. This culminates the awakening to this issue in the State starting with the USGS back in 2010, front page coverage by the Chicago Tribune in 2011, the first municipal ban by South Barrington followed by more than a dozen others and now this law.
The sponsor, Senator Laura Fine, has tried several different versions of statewide legislation. Below is her summary of the bill from her website.
Moving forward, what the good people of Illinois need to do is to make sure this law is enforced and fully implemented and not “relegated to the dustbins of history.”