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Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator

Ninth Circuit lifts stay on Alaska railway extension project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on a $272-million railway extension project in Alaska

German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

South Carolina Supreme Court determines state lacked authority to approve dredging project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) lacked authority to approve a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water-quality certification for a project to deepen the Savannah River

Corps sued over Alaska railway project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the proposed Port MacKenzie rail-extension project for further consideration of environmental impacts, additional opponents separately sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to overturn the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit the Corps granted for the project

Ninth Circuit halts Alaska railway construction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

A split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has issued a stay pending review of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB’s) order allowing construction of approximately 35 miles of railroad spur to connect the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s existing main line

Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain

D.C. Circuit nixes challenges to E15 waiver; plaintiffs lacked standing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of standing challenges by three trade associations to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waiver that allows the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for use in motor vehicles manufactured after 2001

Ship owner, chief engineer sentenced for ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

A federal court in Alabama has sentenced an Italian shipping company and the chief engineer of one of its ships for deliberately falsifying records to conceal discharges of oily wastewater from the ship into the sea

Federal court rules that ocean-dumping law and regs provide fair notice of proscribed conduct

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has refused to dismiss criminal ocean-dumping charges against a commercial fishing company and two men serving as chief engineer, thereby rejecting defendants’ argument that the criminal indictment failed to state a clear offense under the law because the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and regulations did not clearly enough define certain terms