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Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions

DOI exceeded authority in withdrawing from lease sale, but challenge filed too late

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2010

A federal judge in Utah has determined that the Department of Interior (DOI) exceeded its statutory authority by withdrawing 77 disputed parcels on Bureau of Land Management lands in a 2008 oil and gas lease sale

Administrative Procedure ActRCRA: Tenth Circuit rules EPA may revise tentative interpretation of regulation without rulemaking

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that EPA can revise a tentative interpretation governing the handling of magnesium waste without conducting a formal rulemaking

Air: citizen suit against South Dakota power plant filed too late

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen suit filed in June 2008 seeking civil penalties against a South Dakota power plant for allegedly failing to obtain necessary permits and for violating emissions standards

Endangered Species Act: group challenges BLM natural gas pipeline approval

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

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition for review in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approvals of a 677-mile natural gas pipeline that would cut across Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

Wetlands: federal court enjoins Florida strip mine

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

A federal judge in Florida has granted a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the strip mining of phosphate at a 10,800-acre site in central Florida

Fifth Circuit upholds EPA’s Phase III cooling water intake rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld EPA's Phase III cooling water intake rule which regulates existing small power plants and other existing facilities in industries such as pulp and paper, chemicals, petroleum and coal products, and primary metals

D.C. Circuit allows natural gas drilling project in Wyoming to proceed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) approval of natural gas drilling on a 270,000-acre tract in Wyoming

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

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