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EPA agrees to finalize NAAQS for PM-2.5 and ozone for Los Angeles basin

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2011

In a consent decree approved by a federal court in California on February 8, 2011, EPA agreed to finalize nonattainment designations for the 1997 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates (PM-2

NEPA: federal court rules proposed beltway not in violation

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

A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled that a proposed beltway in Winston-Salem does not violate NEPA

Defendants in RCRA lawsuit may not pursue CERCLA contribution claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that defendants in a RCRA lawsuit who are not defendants in a CERCLA action may not pursue CERCLA contribution claims against other potentially responsible parties (PRPs

Seventh Circuit rules CERCLA costs not recoverable for cleanups at car accident sites

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

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the billing agent for a local fire department may not recover, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCL A), costs incurred at automobile accident sites because personal vehicles are excluded from CERCL A’s definition of “facility.”

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

Louisiana ship-operating company fined $2.1 million for ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2010

A federal judge in New Orleans has reportedly sentenced the Louisiana-based ship-operating company Offshore Vessels LLC (OSV) to pay a criminal fine of $1.75 million and remit payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

D.C. Circuit rejects industry challenge to NAAQS for S02

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

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed an industry challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO 2

Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Peru, USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades

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

Sixth Circuit rules putative class not entitled to medical monitoring in train derailment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a putative class of residents of Painesville, Ohio, is not entitled to medical monitoring in a case involving a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed and burned