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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


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


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


Eleventh Circuit rejects NEPA challenge to Florida bridge project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court decision rejecting a challenge under the National Environmental Policy Act to the construction of a highway bridge in Martin County, Florida


State coalition sues EPA over failure to finalize PM2.5 standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The City of San Francisco has sued the U.S. Department of Transportation alleging that the agency’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration was negligent in supervising state regulatory agencies and public utilities, which left gas pipeline operators in California unregulated, and purportedly contributed to a natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion


USDA designates additional biobased product categories for preferred procurement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a final rule designating 13 new biobased product categories that are eligible for preferred federal procurement


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


D.C. Circuit upholds FERC decision not to place restrictions on hydroelectric project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s challenge to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision not to place restrictions on a hydroelectric dam located on the Klamath River in Oregon and California; the tribe holds fishing rights in the river