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Federal court allows Minneapolis-St. Paul light-rail project but orders detailed EIS

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

A federal court in Minnesota has ruled that a $957-million light-rail project linking downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul may proceed but also ordered governmental agencies to conduct a more detailed environmental impact statement (EIS

Federal jury convicts company and three individuals of illegal asbestos demolition

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2012

A federal jury in Tennessee has reportedly convicted a company and three individuals of illegally demolishing a factory containing large amounts of asbestos in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and then trying to cover up their illegal activities

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

Owners of downgradient property not liable under CERCLA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

A federal court in New York has absolved from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act owners of property adjacent to a church from which groundwater containing contaminants had migrated

Shipping company sentenced to pay $700,000 criminal penalty for ocean dumping and false statements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2011

A federal court has sentenced a Puerto Rican-based shipping company to pay a $700,000 criminal penalty for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard inspectors

Environmental groups challenge U.S. oil and gas lease sale in Gulf of Mexico

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to block the Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 218the first auction of oil and gas exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 Deep Water Horizon explosion and spill

BOEM proposes changes to outer continental shelf renewable project process

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

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed a rule to extend the initial lease period for offshore renewable energy projects to 12

Louisiana Supreme Court applies “subsequent purchaser rule” to contaminated property deal

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s “subsequent purchaser rule” bars the purchaser of real property later discovered to be contaminated from obtaining damages from a third party that contributed to the contamination, absent an assignment of that right in the sales contract

Report warns insurers of climate-change risks

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

A coalition of investors, companies and public interest groups that promote sustainable business practices has issued a report urging insurance companies to consider increased risks from climate change and extreme weather losses

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