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Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean

Former ship’s chief engineer pleads guilty in federal court to ocean dumping and cover-up

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

The former chief engineer of a tuna fishing vessel owned by Sanford Ltd. pleaded guilty April 17, 2012, in federal court in the District of Columbia to a criminal violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS ) for dumping “oily bilge waste” from the vessel directly into the sea without using mandatory pollution prevention equipment and for lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators

Environmental assessment of California highway project must be redone

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 20 2012

A federal court has ordered the California Department of Transportation (DOT) to redo its environmental assessment (EA) of a project to expand Highway 101 through a mile-long park containing redwood trees up to 16 feet in diameter

Federal jury orders $2-million criminal fine for ocean dumping and cover up

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

A federal jury in Louisiana has ordered the Ilios Shipping Co. to pay a $2-million criminal fine for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and for obstructing justice by covering up illegal discharges of bilge waste and sludge directly into the ocean

Fifth Circuit affirms ruling that Corps is liable for Katrina damage

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

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) liable to several Louisiana property owners for its negligent work maintaining a shipping channel between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, which purportedly caused billions of dollars in damage as the result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Fourth Circuit rejects challenge to $11-billion Virginia highway project

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge by environmental groups to an $11-billion proposal to widen a 325-mile stretch of Interstate Highway 81 in Virginia

Federal court fines shipping companies $2.4 million for ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly ordered two shipping companies to pay a total of $2.4 million in criminal fines after they pleaded guilty to four felony counts for multiple deliberate releases of waste oil and plastic garbage into the ocean from a cargo ship over a period of nine months

Florida shipping company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Miami, Florida-based shipping company to five years of probation and a $1-million fine after the company pleaded guilty to oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes

Montana railroad project remanded to assess cumulative impacts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB ) failed to take the environmental impact “hard look” required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when it approved three applications to build railroad lines to haul coal in Montana

Shipping company to pay $2 million criminal fine for ocean dumping and false statements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

The Greek-based Ilios Shipping Co. S.A. has reportedly agreed to pay a $2-million criminal fine after pleading guilty in a federal court in Louisiana to charges that it violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and filed false statements with Coast Guard investigators