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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

EPA publishes NESHAPs for Portland Cement plants

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

EPA has published a final rule establishing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Portland Cement manufacturing industry

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

Waste: EPA announces public hearings on proposed coal ash regulations

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

EPA has announced that it will convene seven public hearings on the agency's proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants

NEPA: environmental group sues to block nuclear facility

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

An environmental group has sued the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking to block construction of a planned $4 billion nuclear research facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Carbon capture: federal task force report supports use of technology to reduce GHG emissions

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

The Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) created by President Barack Obama (D) has issued a report that includes recommendations on how to overcome barriers to the widespread cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years

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

Air: proposed power plant air transport rule would affect utilities in 32 eastern states

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

EPA has issued a proposed rule that would replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule by amending 40 C.F.R. Parts 51, 52, 72, 78, and 97

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