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Toxic tortstate CERCLA: Vermont court rules migration of contaminants alone is insufficient to prove public nuisance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that the offsite migration of contaminants is insufficient, in itself, to establish a public nuisance


Water: New York law bans phosphorous in detergent and fertilizer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

New York Governor David Paterson (D) has signed a bill (A08914B) that makes it illegal for stores operating in the state to stock fresh supplies of household dishwasher detergents that contain phosphorous


Waste: EPA announces public hearings on proposed coal ash regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

EPA has announced that it will convene seven public hearings on the agency's proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants


Air: EPA proposes revisions to transportation conformity rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

EPA has published a proposed rule that would establish procedures so the agency will not be required to change transportation conformity rules every time national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) are revised


Nanotechnology: EPA seeks comments on nanoscale silver case study
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

EPA has announced that it seeks public comments on a nanoscale silver case study and an approach to analyzing its risks


Renewable energy: report claims increase in wind energy
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

A recent American Wind Energy Association report, titled “US Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2009,” claims that the U.S. wind energy industry expanded substantially in 2009


Air: EPA issues revisions to General Conformity Regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

EPA has issued revisions to the General Conformity Regulations in an attempt to prevent the air quality impacts of federal actions from causing or contributing to violations of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) or interfering with the purpose of a state, tribal or federal implementation plan


Insurance coverage: insurance company announces coverage for nanomaterials
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

Lexington Insurance has announced that it will provide integrated liability coverage for medium to small companies in the United States manufacturing or distributing nanoparticles andor nanomaterials


FIFRA: expanded restrictions on phosphine fumigants announced phosphine fumigants announced
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

EPA recently announced that it has expanded restrictions on aluminum and magnesium phosphide products to reduce risks of exposure to children


Nuclear waste: utilities challenge DOE decision not to suspend payments to Nuclear Waste Fund
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

Sixteen nuclear power companies and the Nuclear Energy Institute have filed a petition for review challenging the Department of Energy's (DOE's) decision not to suspend payments to the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF