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Air: citizen suit alleges Cleveland international airport violated Clean Air Act

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

A citizen suit accuses the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport of violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) through its use of deicing fluids and other regulated pollutants

NEPA: Tenth Circuit rules BLM did not violate NEPA in rejecting phased drilling plan

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

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court determination that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not abuse its discretion when it declined to study a phased-development drilling plan proposed by environmentalists

Endangered Species Act: Ninth Circuit upholds FWS critical habitat designation

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) designation of 850,000 acres of critical habitat for 15 federally protected vernal pool species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), rejecting a challenge by building industry groups

Toxic tort: federal court rejects affirmative defenses in exposure lawsuit

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

A federal judge in Arkansas has granted a partial summary judgment to plaintiffs in a toxic tort lawsuit, thereby rejecting four affirmative defenses

FIFRA: D.C. Circuit reverses district court dismissal for lack of jurisdiction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a district court ruling that found no subject matter jurisdiction in a complaint related to an EPA risk mitigation decision (RMD

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

Toxic tortstate CERCLA: Vermont court rules migration of contaminants alone is insufficient to prove public nuisance

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

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that the offsite migration of contaminants is insufficient, in itself, to establish a public nuisance

FIFRA: Eighth Circuit rules statute contains no private cause of action

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

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota decision that FIFRA does not provide a private cause of action to those allegedly injured as a result of a manufacturer’s violation of FIFRA’s labeling requirements

Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of corporate officer for knowledge plus participation

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

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a corporate officer may be prosecuted for illegal hazardous waste storage if the officer knew of the illegal storage and directly participated in the conduct that violated RCRA

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