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Federal court narrows class in lawsuit claiming radiation exposure from nuclear weapons facility

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

While a federal court in Ohio has refused to decertify a class of neighbors claiming injuries due to radiation exposure from a nuclear weapons facility, it has narrowed the class to include only those exposed to radiation in 1961

Marcellus Shale gas production needs unconventional wastewater management technologies, says new study

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2013

A study by Duke University and Kent State University researchers has concluded that wastewater from hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania's Marcellus

EPA to veto West Virginia mountaintop coal mining permit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2011

EPA has announced that it will exercise its veto authority under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to block disposal of mine waste in headwater streams at the Spruce No. 1 mountaintop coal mine in West Virginia

Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades

Contract’s retained-liability language requires seller to pay purchaser’s RCRA closure costs

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

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has construed contract language to hold a manufacturing plant’s seller liable for the purchaser’s costs incurred in closing two waste units regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

EPA seeks waste water disposal information from natural-gas drilling companies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

EPA has reportedly issued Clean Water Act information requests to six naturalgas drilling companies with operations in Pennsylvania seeking information on how they dispose of wastewater generated through exploration, extraction and gas production in the Marcellus shale formation

Environmental groups, tribes sue co-owners of Four Corners Power Plant

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

Environmental groups and Native Americans living on a New Mexico reservation have sued the owners of the Four Corners Power Plant alleging that the plant owners and operators have been violating the Clean Air Act’s (CAA’s) permitting requirements for years

EPA issues air limits for petroleum refinery heaters and flares

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for certain heaters and flares at petroleum refineries

Federal court vacates DOI guidance restricting NEPA exemptions for oil and gas developers

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

A federal court in Wyoming has vacated the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI ’s) Bureau of Land Management (BLM ) and Forest Service (FS ) internal guidance documents that limited the use of “categorical exclusions” exempting certain actions of oil and gas developers from NEPA

DOE seeks comment on draft EIS for FutureGen 2.0 Project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published for public comment a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that assesses the potential direct