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EPA memorandum clarifies need for approval of time-critical removal actions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memorandum establishes procedures that apply to the circumstances under which EPA regional offices must

CERCLA claim dismissed for failure to adequately plead alter-ego or successor liability

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2011

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a CERCLA contribution claim because the plaintiff could not establish liability under either an alter-ego or successor liability theory

Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak

New York hydraulic-fracturing regulations in limbo but permitting could move ahead

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reportedly filed a notice of continuation with the Department of State requesting a

New York environmental department seeks comments on revised hydraulic fracturing EIS

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC ) has released a revised environmental impact statement (EIS ) on high-volume hydraulic fracturing

Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a consent decree that provided a remedy in a challenge to the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP), a forest

Third Circuit upholds criminal convictions for environmental and worker safety violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions and sentencing of a New Jersey pipe manufacturer and four managers for multiple violations of environmental and worker safety laws

Elkhart, Indiana, agrees to settle alleged sewer system violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The city of Elkhart, Indiana, has agreed to spend $155.6 million to upgrade its wastewater controls and pay a $43,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it allowed untreated wastewater to discharge into the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers and Christiana Creek over the past several years in violation of its NP DES permits

EPA issues draft life-cycle assessment of lithium batteries and nanotechnology for electric vehicles

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft life-cycle assessment of lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and the nanotechnology under development “to increase the energy capacity and marketability of these battery systems.”

Federal Court defines land disposal and active management under RCRA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2013

A federal court in New York has adopted specific definitions for two common terms, "land disposal" and "active management," for purposes of a