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Fourth Circuit upholds dismissal of claims against Corps

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2013

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) related to channel-dredging operations

Advocacy group sues EPA over FOIA requests for non-public emails

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), self-described as a Washington, D.C.-based public policy research and educational institute, has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the release of information about the creation, assignment and use of non-public email accounts as well as specific records from the non-public account of EPA’s administrator

Fifth Circuit finds Corps not liable for Katrina damages

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

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not liable for damages caused by canal breaches that occurred in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

Tenth Circuit denies Colorado authority to regulate Army chemical weapons

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2012

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Colorado is preempted from taking enforcement action under the state’s hazardous waste law against the U.S. Army with respect to stored chemical weapons awaiting destruction within the state

Electronic waste recycler pleads guilty to false claims charges

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 17 2012

A San Jose, California, electronic waste recycling firm and two of its managers have entered into a plea agreement to resolve criminal charges of submitting fraudulent claims for $1 million in payments from the state’s Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Program

Township supervisor sentenced for bribes in connection with asbestos abatement

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

A former Royal Oak Township, Michigan, supervisor has been sentenced to three years in prison for taking bribes in connection with the award of contracts involving federal funds intended to be used to improve blighted areas

Ninth Circuit upholds state building code provision under EPCA preemption exemption

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld energy-efficiency provisions in Washington state’s building code under a preemption-exemption provision in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA

EPA releases integrated stormwater and wastewater planning framework

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 22 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water released “The Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework” to EPA regional administrators and permit and enforcement division directors on June 5, 2012

Environmental group sues OMB under FOIA to obtain CAA meeting records

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2012

An environmental group has sued the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain records from government meetings with utilities, industry and special interest groups during review of four Clean Air Act (CAA) rules

CEQ issues draft revised guidance on tracking federal agency GHG emissions

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

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued draft revised guidance to federal agencies on tracking their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions