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Water: IG report says EPAstate MOAs are out-of-date

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

A recent EPA Office of Inspector General (IG) report says that most Clean Water Act (CWA) memoranda of agreement (MOAs) between EPA and the states are out-of-date, inconsistent or both

Air: groups sue EPA over alleged failure to promulgate FIPs to address NAAQS for ozone

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Two environmental groups have sued EPA alleging that the agency has failed to promulgate federal implementation plans (FIPs) to address national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone in some non-compliant states and failed to take final action on state implementation plans (SIPs) for ozone standards in other states

TSCA: EPA’s procedures for enforceable consent agreements revised

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

EPA has published a final rule that revises procedures for enforceable consent agreement negotiations on chemical testing and sets deadlines for them

Due diligence: Washington statute requires disclosure of environmental conditions in commercial real estate transactions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

A Washington state law (S.B. 6749) requires the disclosure of a wide range of “environmental conditions” to prospective buyers of commercial real estate

Waste: EPA agrees to revisit environmental justice aspects of solid-waste definition

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Under a settlement agreement with the Sierra Club, EPA has agreed to revisit a rule titled “Revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste,” 73 Fed. Reg. 64,668 (103008), to address environmental justice issues raised in the organization’s 2009 petition

Sustainability: comments on EPA’s role in advancing green products sought

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

EPA has issued a notice seeking comments on how it can contribute to the development, manufacture and use of sustainable, or "green," products

Toxic tort: families sue over alleged contamination from hydraulic fracturing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Thirteen families in rural Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit against a natural gas exploration and production company alleging that its hydraulic fracturing operations have contaminated their properties and water wells and are exposing them to hazardous chemicals

Toxic tort: Tenth Circuit applies ‘but for’ test as causation standard

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that toxic tort plaintiffs in New Mexico must demonstrate that their alleged injuries would not have occurred "but for" the defendants' act

Tort: corp’s contractor not eligible for government-contractor immunity in Katrina lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a contractor retained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is not immune from liability in a lawsuit seeking damages for work it performed around a floodwall that failed during Hurricane Katrina

Water: coalition report claims national water crisis imminent

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

A recently published report by a coalition of environmental and business groups warns that unless current practices are changed, the United States will face a national fresh water crisis in the near future