Trump International Tower Chicago sued by Illinois state attorney general for violating clean water laws
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The attorney general of Illinois is suing President Donald Trump, saying his Trump International Hotel & Tower is endangering fish and other aquatic life in the Chicago River, reports the Chicago Tribune.


According to the report, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a new lawsuit that the president’s skyscraper is violating clean water laws.

According to information compiled by the Tribune, the "president’s glass-and-steel skyscraper is one of the city’s largest users of river water for its cooling systems, siphoning nearly 20 million gallons a day through intakes so powerful the machines could fill an Olympic swimming pool in less than an hour, then pumping the water back into the river up to 35 degrees hotter."

The lawsuit was reportedly filed late Monday in Cook County Circuit Court and accuses building managers of "failing to meet several requirements in a state permit intended to limit the number of fish pinned against intake screens or killed by sudden changes in pressure and temperature."