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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

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

Defective notice dooms RCRA citizen suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a RCRA citizen suit against Omya, Inc. for failure to meet RCRA’s notice requirements

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

Study claims bacteria break down BPA into more toxic metabolites

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2011

A recent Rutgers University study claims that bacteria can break down bisphenol A (BPA) into metabolites that are more toxic to the environment than BPA itself

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

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

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

Environmental groups sue BLM over approval of wind energy project right-of-way

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

Three environmental groups have sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM ) over the agency’s approval of a right-of-way for a wind energy project near Bakersfield, California

Federal court rules EPA has discretionary authority to intervene in state regulatory policy

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

A federal court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to intervene in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) regulation of stormwater runoff into the Delaware River