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Federal court imposes $3 million fine on ship management company

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2010

A federal judge in Maryland has sentenced a ship management company to pay a $3 million criminal fine and $1 million in organizational community service payments that will fund various marine environmental projects for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act

Federal court upholds FHWA decision on proposed Kansas Highway bypass

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

A federal court in Kansas has upheld a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decision to locate a seven-mile, four-lane divided freeway along the southern edge of Lawrence, Kansas, to connect the existing K-10 HighwayUS-59 Highway interchange to K-10 Highway

Louisiana ship-operating company fined $2.1 million for ocean dumping

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

A federal judge in New Orleans has reportedly sentenced the Louisiana-based ship-operating company Offshore Vessels LLC (OSV) to pay a criminal fine of $1.75 million and remit payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Failure to report barge leak is continuing criminal violation of PWSA, says Sixth Circuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2011

In a split decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a failure to promptly report a barge leak was a "continuing" criminal violation of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PSWA

EPA to re-examine ballast water treatment standards

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

EPA has agreed to re-examine ballast water treatment standards in a settlement agreement with several environmental groups after two years of litigation

D.C. Circuit rules Transportation Board has NEPA authority

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has the authority to require an environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA when it considers whether to approve a railroad company merger

Ninth Circuit upholds California’s offshore pollution rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels

Shipping company to pay $2.4 million criminal fine for falsifying records

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2011

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly sentenced a Liberian-registered shipping company to pay a $2.4 million criminal fine after it entered a guilty plea to a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Industry groups challenge EPA’s Clean Air Act E-15 waiver

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2011

Several industry groups have challenged EPA's grant of a waiver allowing gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be used in model year 2001- 2006 cars and light trucks

Shipping company to pay $1 million penalty for ocean dumping, false statements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Taiwan, USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

A federal court has ordered a Taiwan-based shipping corporation to pay a $1 million criminal penalty after it entered a guilty plea to making false statements, failing to keep adequate records and knowingly discharging oily bilge waste into the ocean without using required pollution-prevention equipment