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Federal court rejects challenge to EIS on major bridge project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2012

A federal court in Washington state has dismissed a challenge to the environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared by the state department of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for a $586.5-million project that would replace a floating bridge connecting Seattle to its eastern suburbs


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


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


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


Environmental groups sue EPA over alleged inaction on PM 2.5
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

Wild Earth Guardians and the Sierra Club have sued EPA in a federal court in California alleging that the agency has failed to take final action in a timely manner on at least six states' revised infrastructure state implementation plans (SIPs) and failed to submit a sufficient plan for 32 states for controlling fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) under the Clean Air Act (CAA


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


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


Challenge to DOD procurement of fuel from Canadian oil sands rejected for lack of standing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

A federal court in Virginia has ruled that an environmental group lacks standing to challenge the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) procurement of fuel from Canadian oil sands


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


USDA final rule amends “BioPreferred” list
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule that adds eight categories of bio-based products to its “BioPreferred” list, which allows federal agencies to give preferential treatment to those products when making procurement decisions