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Senate version of energy bill unveiled

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

U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) have released the latest version of their energy bill

Ordinance favoring taxis burning natural gas challenged

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

A taxi drivers association has challenged as preempted by the Clean Air Act an ordinance recently enacted in Dallas, Texas, allowing taxis that run on compressed natural gas to automatically move to the front of the line in taxi queues at Love Field Airport

Nanotechnology: OECD revises guidance on testing of manufactured nanomaterials

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revised a guidance document on safety testing of manufactured nanomaterials

CERCLA: federal court rules EPA cost recovery lawsuit barred under compulsory counterclaim rule

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

A federal judge in California has ruled that CERCLA cost recovery claims involving perchlorate and trichloroethylene contamination of the Rialto-Colton Groundwater Basin are subject to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13(a), which "bars a party who failed to assert a compulsory counterclaim in one action from instituting a second action in which that counterclaim is the basis of the complaint."

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

EPA proposes to regulate coal ash from coal-fired power plants

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

EPA issued a proposed rule, May 3, 2010, that would regulate coal combustion residuals from coalfired power plants under RCRA, as either hazardous waste or non-hazardous waste

Risk assessment: EPA seeks public comments on draft dioxin reanalysis

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

EPA recently announced a 90-day public comment period for an external review draft titled "EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments."

NEPA: Ninth Circuit allows drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) properly approved plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas by Shell Offshore Inc

Risk assessment: SAB panel agrees that TCE is human carcinogen

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

The Trichloroethylene (TCE) Review Panel established under EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) has reviewed the agency's voluminous draft risk assessment and reportedly agreed with EPA's preliminary conclusions that TCE is carcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposure

Enforcement: federal jury finds Pennsylvania Dep employees liable for unfair enforcement actions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

A federal jury in Pennsylvania has reportedly awarded MFS, Inc. of Bethlehem, a now-defunct manufacturer of industrial insulation and ceiling tiles, $6.5 million after finding that four Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employees retaliated against the company in a series of enforcement actions