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Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean

Shipping company to pay $725,000 for failure to report oily waste discharges

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

A federal judge has ordered a Turkish shipping company to pay a $725,000 fine for failing to report illegal oil discharges through a "magic pipe" onboard a contracted tanker vessel

Shipping company ordered to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying records

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

A federal judge in California has ordered the operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying on-board oil discharge records

Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain

Federal court imposes $3 million fine on ship management company

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2010

A federal judge in Maryland has sentenced a ship management company to pay a $3 million criminal fine and $1 million in organizational community service payments that will fund various marine environmental projects for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act

Hong Kong-based shipping company indicted

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

A federal grand jury in Texas has reportedly returned an indictment against a Hong Kong-based shipping company in connection with the illegal dumping of oil wastewater, obstruction of agency proceedings, making false statements, and failing to maintain accurate pollution-control records

NEPA: D.C. Circuit rules Sierra Club lacks standing to challenge rail merger

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

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Surface Transportation Board decision that a merger between the Canadian Pacific Railway Corp. and Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp. (DM&E) may proceed despite the lack of an environmental impact study (EIS) under NEPA

Montana railroad project remanded to assess cumulative impacts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB ) failed to take the environmental impact “hard look” required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when it approved three applications to build railroad lines to haul coal in Montana

Ninth Circuit majority rejects employee-driver provision of the Port of Los Angeles clean truck program

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, has ruled that a Port of Los Angeles clean trucks-program element, which requires that trucking companies only use drivers who are company employees, is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administrative Authorization Act (Act

Ninth Circuit upholds California’s offshore pollution rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels