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President’s Cancer Panel issues 2008-2009 annual report
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

According to a report prepared by President Barack Obama's (D) Cancer Panel, Americans are continuously exposed to largely unregulated cancer-causing chemicals and other carcinogenic substances that are having a "grossly underestimated" effect on cancer incidence and mortality


Reorganization: MMS to establish separate enforcement office
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS), which currently oversees offshore oil and gas drilling and collects an average of $13 billion a year in royalties, will be split into two separate offices


Water: Kansas City, Missouri, to settle sewer overflow issues
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, has agreed to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from unauthorized overflows of untreated sewage and stormwater


Legal malpractice: real estate developer alleges law firm failed to conduct environmental due diligence
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

A real estate developer has sued a Louisiana-based law firm alleging that the firm failed to perform an environmental assessment which would have revealed that land it purchased for development was part of a World War II-era bombing range


EPANHTSA issue GHG emission standards for light-duty vehicles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a final rule designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles


Chemical exposure: report claims cosmetics contain hazardous chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

An Environmental Working Group report has claimed that popular brands of perfume and cologne contain numerous hazardous chemicals, many of which are not listed on labels


California AG charges 31 people with sham recycling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

California Attorney General (AG) Jerry Brown (D) has announced the arrest of 31 individuals for allegedly trucking in millions of cans and bottles from Arizona and Nevada and collecting redemption fees at California recycling centers


State agency proposes general permit to regulate chemicals used to control invasive species
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

The Washington State Department of Ecology has proposed a general permit for the management of aquatic invasive species and marine algae in state waters


Chief engineer pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The chief engineer of an ocean-going ship that transported cargo between various ports in Asia and the United States has reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court to violating an international treaty and the federal Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Groups challenge EPA approval of San Joaquin Valley’s portion of California SIP
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

Environmental and public health groups have challenged EPA's approval of the San Joaquin Valley's portion of California's 2004 state implementation plan (SIP