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Endangered Species Act: group challenges BLM natural gas pipeline approval

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2010

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition for review in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approvals of a 677-mile natural gas pipeline that would cut across Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

NEPAwater resources: federal court upholds injunction in water supply project lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has upheld an injunction preventing the completion of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project until the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) completes an adequate environmental impact statement (EIS) that takes a “hard look” at the cumulative impact of water withdrawal and invasive species issues

DOI exceeded authority in withdrawing from lease sale, but challenge filed too late

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

A federal judge in Utah has determined that the Department of Interior (DOI) exceeded its statutory authority by withdrawing 77 disputed parcels on Bureau of Land Management lands in a 2008 oil and gas lease sale

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

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

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

Citizen suit seeks to halt construction of silicon plant

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

A Washington resident has filed a citizen suit under section 7604 of the Clean Air Act seeking to halt construction of a $688 million expansion of a Moses Lake silicon plant

NEPA: Ninth Circuit allows drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) properly approved plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas by Shell Offshore Inc

California Supreme Court rules SCAQMD must consider emissions of permitted equipment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is required to consider already-permitted equipment that predated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it conducts an environmental impact analysis of upgrades at a Los Angeles refinery

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