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Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a consent decree that provided a remedy in a challenge to the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP), a forest

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

Sixth Circuit rules CAA citizen suit not available for failure to enforce SIP

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2012

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that the Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen-suit provision does not authorize lawsuits against a state agency for failure to enforce a CAA state implementation plan (SIP

CERCLA: federal court upholds joint and several liability ruling

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

A federal judge in California has ruled that Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. U.S., 129 S. Ct. 1870 (2009), did not change existing law regarding joint and several liability under CERCLA

Court finds harm indivisible and liability joint and several in CERCLA suit

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

A federal court in Wisconsin has ruled that a defendant in a cost-recovery action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and

Federal court finds dry cleaners liable for contamination under lease agreements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2010

A federal judge in Nevada has ruled that a dry cleaning company is liable for groundwater contamination near its former cleaning facility under decades-old lease agreements

West Virginia Governor signs bill setting environmental guidelines for natural gas drilling

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

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) has signed the Natural Gas Horizontal Wells Control Act (H.B. 401) that sets both environmental and economic guidelines for horizontal wells

TSCA: Eleventh Circuit upholds regulations requiring lead warning statements by residential property lessors

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

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld regulations under TSCA and the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, requiring lessors of residential property built before 1978 to put a specifically worded "Lead Warning Statement" in the property's lease and affirmatively disclose either that lead-based paint is present on the property or that the lessor has no knowledge of such paint

Wetlands: federal court finds either Rapanos test valid to establish CWA jurisdiction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

A federal judge in Delaware has ruled that either the plurality or concurrence standards in Rapanos v. U.S., 547 U.S. 715 (2006), may be used to establish Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction in wetlands enforcement cases

D.C. court holds EPA has no duty to make Clean Air Act endangerment finding

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2013

A federal court in the District of Columbia has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have a duty to make endangerment