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Coastal Zone Mgmt. Act: Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of challenge to wind farm

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision allowing the construction of a coastal wind farm to proceed without an environmental consistency review or public comment

NEPA: Ninth Circuit rules BLM failed to take hard look at cumulative impacts of mine-exploration expansion on tribal lands

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a district court to reconsider whether the cumulative impact of a proposed expansion to a mine exploration project in Nevada requires a new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA

NEPA: Tenth Circuit rules BLM did not violate NEPA in rejecting phased drilling plan

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court determination that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not abuse its discretion when it declined to study a phased-development drilling plan proposed by environmentalists

Oil spill: federal court enjoins moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the U.S. Department of Interior and the Minerals Management Service to immediately lift the government’s ban on drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf in water depths greater than 500 feet and prohibiting the agencies from enforcing the ban until after a full trial on the merits

Air: Federal court rules EPA not required to block power plants

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

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has ruled that the Clean Air Act (CAA) does not require EPA to stop the construction of three power plants in Kentucky

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

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

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

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

Air: Ohio utility to settle alleged NSR violations

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

An Ohio non-profit utility has agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act New Source Review (NSR) violations by paying a civil penalty of $850,000 and spending $15 million on an environmental mitigation project