Illinois attorney general sues Trump Tower for river violations

U.S. | 2/5/2014 | Ayenat Mersie
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois’ attorney general announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging the violation of environmental laws and a threat to fish in the Chicago River.

The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Cook County Circuit Court said the Trump International Hotel & Tower releases millions of gallons of water into the river each day in order to cool various systems in the building.

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It also says the 92-story residential tower and hotel has failed to conduct federally mandated studies on the impact of the water’s release into the river, and that the water’s release poses a threat to aquatic life.

“Trump Tower continues to take millions of gallons of water from the Chicago River every day without a permit and without any regard to how it may be impacting the river’s ecosystem,” Madigan, a Democrat who has held the...
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