Eminent Domain

Illinois Supreme Court rules against Rock Island Clean Line

October 3, 2017

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled on September, 21, 2017 that Rock Island Clean Line does not qualify as a public utility and found the Illinois Commerce Commission lacked legal authority to issue the certificate of public convenience and necessity under section 8-406 of the Illinois Public Utility Act.

This unanimous decision was made on the grounds that Rock Island Clean Line does not presently own, control, manage or operate any plants, equipment, or property in Illinois.

For more information about the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling, click here.

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