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Shipping company to pay $725,000 for failure to report oily waste discharges

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

A federal judge has ordered a Turkish shipping company to pay a $725,000 fine for failing to report illegal oil discharges through a "magic pipe" onboard a contracted tanker vessel

Air: EPA proposes revisions to transportation conformity rules

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

EPA has published a proposed rule that would establish procedures so the agency will not be required to change transportation conformity rules every time national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are revised

Shipping company ordered to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying records

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

A federal judge in California has ordered the operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying on-board oil discharge records

NEPA: D.C. Circuit rules Sierra Club lacks standing to challenge rail merger

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2010

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Surface Transportation Board decision that a merger between the Canadian Pacific Railway Corp. and Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp. (DM&E) may proceed despite the lack of an environmental impact study (EIS) under NEPA

Hong Kong-based shipping company indicted

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

A federal grand jury in Texas has reportedly returned an indictment against a Hong Kong-based shipping company in connection with the illegal dumping of oil wastewater, obstruction of agency proceedings, making false statements, and failing to maintain accurate pollution-control records

EPANHTSA issue GHG emission standards for light-duty vehicles

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

EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a final rule designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles

Air: EPA seeks comment on draft transportation conformity guidance

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

EPA has released draft guidance on how to use the agency's model for analyzing particulate matter "hot spots" to determine whether proposed transportation projects would conform with the Clean Air Act (CAA

Air: transportation authority settles enforcement action over alleged train idling violations

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

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) have agreed to settle an enforcement action brought by DOJ and EPA alleging excessive train idling at the Widett Circle layover facility in South Boston and Greenbush line station in Scituate, Massachusetts

Chief engineer pleads guilty to ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2010

The chief engineer of an ocean-going ship that transported cargo between various ports in Asia and the United States has reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court to violating an international treaty and the federal Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Injunction holds in NYC attempt to force taxicabs to switch to hybrids

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that New York City does not have authority under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA) to force taxicab fleet owners to switch to hybrid vehicles