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Toxic tort: federal court denies class certification in cancer cluster lawsuit

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

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has refused to certify a class in a lawsuit against Rohm and Haas Co. alleging that vinyl chloride contamination in McCollum Lake Village, Illinois, caused an increase in brain cancer rates among local residents

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

Prop. 65: turf manufacturer and supplier settle lawsuit over warning labels

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

According to news sources, the nation’s largest turf manufacturer and supplier have settled litigation brought by the California attorney general’s office alleging violations of the warning label requirements of the state’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop. 65

CWARCRA: groups announce intent to sue power plant owner over alleged discharges

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

Environmental groups recently announced plans to sue the owner of a western Pennsylvania power plant over discharges from a coal-ash and coal-refuse disposal site that allegedly violated state and federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), RCRA and the state Clean Streams Law

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

Greenhouse gases: cases challenging EPA’s endangerment finding held in abeyance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

In light of petitions for reconsideration pending before EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Virginia’s motion to remand to EPA to adduce further evidence on its endangerment findingi.e., that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks endanger public health and welfare

Greenhouse gases: New Mexico Supreme Court rules state board may consider GHG cap

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

The New Mexico Supreme Court has reportedly vacated a lower court's preliminary injunction, issued in April 2010, halting the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board's process for gathering expert testimony and public comments on a petition to establish a cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state

Endangered Species Act: federal court reinstates protection for gray wolf

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

A federal judge in Montana has reinstated Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains

TSCA: Eleventh Circuit upholds regulations requiring lead warning statements by residential property lessors

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

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld regulations under TSCA and the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, requiring lessors of residential property built before 1978 to put a specifically worded "Lead Warning Statement" in the property's lease and affirmatively disclose either that lead-based paint is present on the property or that the lessor has no knowledge of such paint

EU General Court upholds emissions trading rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 12 2010

The General Court of the European Union (EU) has reportedly dismissed a challenge brought by Arcelor, the world's largest steel producer, to the EU's Emissions Trading Directive