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DC Court of Appeals ruling against FERC: process, not substance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2014

Much ado being made in the press by environmental groups about a "big win" from the DC Court of Appeals related to a Tennessee Gas pipeline project


Road construction contractor agrees to pay $735,000 to resolve stormwater discharge claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

The prime contractor for an Oregon Department of Transportation project on U.S. Highway 20 has agreed to pay a $735,000 penalty to resolve


Air: EPA issues amendments to transportation conformity rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule amending its transportation conformity rule that sets out detailed procedures for states and local governments to ensure that transportation projects do not contribute to violations of revised air quality standards for particulate matter


Interim rule requires federal contractors to support EMS goals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

An interim rule published by the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration requires federal contractors to “support the goals of an agency’s environmental management system (EMS).” 76 Fed. Reg. 31,395 (53111


DOE report critical of Hanford sludge removal project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

A recent Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General (IG) report has criticized the agency's management of a project plan to treat radioactive sludge at the Hanford, Washington, site near Richland


Federal agencies publish proposed rule on use of biobased products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

The U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have jointly published a proposed rule that would require contractors to report their use of biobased products composed of renewable plant, animal, marine, or forestry materialsin service and construction projects


Federal court allows Minneapolis-St. Paul light-rail project but orders detailed EIS
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

A federal court in Minnesota has ruled that a $957-million light-rail project linking downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul may proceed but also ordered governmental agencies to conduct a more detailed environmental impact statement (EIS


Final rule requiring contractors to report purchases of biobased products published
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GS A) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have jointly published a final rule that requires government contractors to report their purchases of biobased products under service and construction contracts


IG report critical of EPA over contract costs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Office of Inspector General (IG) has issued a report criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning fixed-price contracts


Certified organic beef ranchers sue government for herbicide spraying
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

Alleging that a government contractor sprayed an herbicide on their property as part of transmission-line maintenance, the owners of a state-certified organic beef farm in Skagit County, Washington, have sued the U.S. government and the contractor for damages incurred by the contamination of their property