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D.C. Circuit upholds BLM decision to allow expanded natural gas drilling on federal land

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) decision to expand natural gas drilling in an ecologically sensitive area on federal land in Wyoming

Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak

Owners of downgradient property not liable under CERCLA

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

A federal court in New York has absolved from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act owners of property adjacent to a church from which groundwater containing contaminants had migrated

Court denies claim of selective prosecution for hazardous material transportation violations

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

A federal court in California has denied a defendant's motion to compel discovery on his claim that he had been the subject of selective criminal

Federal court determines CERCLA settlement reduces others’ liability by the settling defendant’s proportionate share

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2012

A federal court in California has determined that settlements with individual defendants in cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) should reduce other defendants’ liability by the amount ultimately determined to be the settling defendant’s share, rather than by the amount of the settlement

Hair product distributor settles California AG’s enforcement action over VOC content for $1.2 million

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

A hair product distributor has reportedly settled for $1.2 million an enforcement action brought by the California Attorney General’s (AG’s) office

State agency should address issues raised by RCRA class action, federal court finds

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

A federal court in Oklahoma has dismissed a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) putative class action against Halliburton Co. for allegedly exposing a town’s residents to nuclear waste and other hazardous substances, finding that the state environmental agency should address the issues in the case

Supreme Court rules temporary government-caused flooding may constitute taking of property

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that temporary but recurring flooding caused by government action could constitute a taking of property that would require compensation

Federal court rules EIS required for expansion of coal-fired power plant in Kansas

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2012

A federal court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that the Rural Utilities Service (RUS ), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (US DA), violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) by failing to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS ) “in connection with its involvement in the expansion of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation’s coal-fired generating plant in Holcomb, Kansas.”

Former company owner may be liable under state law for failing to report dumping by others

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2011

A federal court in New York has ruled that the former owner of a company that leased contaminated property may be liable under the New York Navigation Law for failing to report dumping by others or failing to take remedial action