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CEQ issues guidance on development of climate change adaptation plans

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued guidance March 4, 2011, to federal agencies instructing them to take a number of steps to comply with Executive Order 13514

Seventh Circuit rules laches no bar to breach of contract for failure to remove contaminants

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

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a landowner who sold property to The Nature Conservancy but failed to remove contaminants as required by the sales contract cannot bar a breach of contract claim by asserting laches as a defense

Federal court denies attorney fee award under RCRA, lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2011

A federal court in California has denied a motion for attorney's fees under RCRA where defendant was voluntarily dismissed from a case without prejudice

South Carolina law limits phosphate level in dishwashing detergents

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2012

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) signed legislation (H. 3470) on February 22, 2012, that will limit the phosphate content in household dishwashing detergents to 0.5 percent beginning July 1, 2012

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

Federal court strikes insurance policy pollution exclusion

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

A federal court in Wisconsin has reformed a 20-year-old insurance agreement, thus striking a so-called “absolute pollution exclusion” provision and potentially providing coverage for cleanup at a third-party site

Federal court determines CERCLA settlement reduces others’ liability by the settling defendant’s proportionate share

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2012

A federal court in California has determined that settlements with individual defendants in cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) should reduce other defendants’ liability by the amount ultimately determined to be the settling defendant’s share, rather than by the amount of the settlement

EPA approves five new alternatives to ozone-depleting chemicals

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a determination of acceptability on May 17, 2013, identifying five new substitutes for

Wisconsin Public Service receives approval to install innovative control technology

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2013

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission granted preliminary approval on March 20, 2013, to a proposal from Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS) to

Fourth Circuit requires state to obtain NPDES permits for abandoned coal mine reclamation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to obtain NPDES permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for reclamation efforts at abandoned coal mining sites