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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

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

Legal malpractice: real estate developer alleges law firm failed to conduct environmental due diligence

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

A real estate developer has sued a Louisiana-based law firm alleging that the firm failed to perform an environmental assessment which would have revealed that land it purchased for development was part of a World War II-era bombing range

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

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

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

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."

CERCLARCRA: federal court dismisses claims for failure to file amended complaint

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2010

A federal judge in Michigan has dismissed several claims after plaintiffs failed to obey a court order to amend the complaint and provide more details about facts and costs related to remediation of contamination and response costs at a food manufacturing facility

Endangered Species Act: homebuilders sue DOI over interpretation of listing decision

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

A homebuilders association has sued the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) over the agencies' interpretation of criteria used to list a species as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA

Benzyl chloride added to toxic list

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 12 2010

Environment Canada and Health Canada have published a draft order that would identify benzyl chloride as toxic under section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act