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Marine Mammal Protection ActESA: environmental group files notice of intent to sue over alleged oil drilling violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group, has filed a notice of its intent to sue the Secretary of the Interior for allegedly allowing oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA

NEPA: groups sue to overturn Montana coal mine lease sale

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

Environmental groups and a coalition of farmers and ranchers have challenged the coal lease sale of 8,300 acres of state school trust land in southeastern Montana

CWARCRA: groups announce intent to sue power plant owner over alleged discharges

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

Environmental groups recently announced plans to sue the owner of a western Pennsylvania power plant over discharges from a coal-ash and coal-refuse disposal site that allegedly violated state and federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), RCRA and the state Clean Streams Law

Wetlands: Ninth Circuit upholds Section 404 permits for business park

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld two dredge-and-fill permits issued to the city of Redding, California, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), clearing the way for the construction of a 678-acre business park

Energy: offshore transport company challenges moratorium on deep-water drilling

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

A Louisiana offshore transport company that services deep-water drilling rigs has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to obtain an injunction lifting the recently imposed six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at depths greater than 500 feet

Jurisdiction: Tenth Circuit reverses EPA designation of New Mexico mine as Indian country

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled en banc that EPA erred when it designated a New Mexico mine as "Indian country," wrongly subjecting it to federal rather than state law

Oil Pollution Act: federal court allows environmental claims against owner of gulf drilling rig to proceed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

A federal judge in Texas has reportedly ruled that any environmental claims brought against the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, may proceed

Nuclear waste: utilities challenge DOE decision not to suspend payments to Nuclear Waste Fund

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

Sixteen nuclear power companies and the Nuclear Energy Institute have filed a petition for review challenging the Department of Energy's (DOE's) decision not to suspend payments to the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF

Greenhouse gases: California appellate court rejects Chevron’s refinery upgrade plan for failure to comply with state greenhouse gas guidelines

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

A California appeals court has rejected Chevron's plan to upgrade a refinery in the Bay Area in the first reported appellate decision in the United States stopping a refinery upgrade on climate change grounds

Lawsuit alleges failure to remediate contamination at service stations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

Seeking $29 million in damages, three energy companies recently filed a lawsuit alleging that defendant breached contracts to remediate contamination at dozens of service stations in upstate New York