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Puerto Rico sewer authority to settle CWA violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • May 14 2010

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority has entered a proposed consent decree, in which it agreed to spend $195 million on improvements to 126 drinking water plants across the island over the next 15 years to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA


Air: EPA publishes revisions to SO2 standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

EPA has published a final rule, establishing the first hourly primary air quality standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2) at 75 parts per billion


Greenhouse gases: EPA seeks comments on draft annual GHG inventory report
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

EPA is seeking public comments on its annual “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2008” draft report, which shows that in 2008 overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have decreased by 2.9 percent


Chemical exposure: Chinese study claims benzene exposure link to sperm abnormalities
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • China, USA
  • March 12 2010

A recent study by Chinese researchers claims that men exposed to benzene at levels close to the permissible exposure limit in the United States are more likely to have an abnormal number of chromosomes in their sperm


Air: EPA draft report says existing PM2.5 standards fail to protect health
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

A recently issued EPA draft report indicates that existing air standards for fine particles (PM2.5) are insufficient to protect public health and reduce the pollutant’s impact and visibility


Clean Water ActCERCLA: rail company settles chlorine spill violations of $4 million
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

The Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has reportedly agreed to pay a $4 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and CERCLA for a 2005 chlorine spill in Graniteville, South Carolina


EPA issues NESHAPs for reciprocating internal combustion engines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

EPA has issued national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) for reciprocating internal combustion engines


Prop. 65: lawsuit targets fish oil supplements containing PCBs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

Environmental and public health groups have sued eight manufacturers and retailers of fish oil supplements sold in California under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop. 65) alleging that the fish oil supplements contain high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and require warning labels


Ninth Circuit upholds conviction of corporate officer for knowledge plus participation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a corporate officer may be prosecuted for illegal hazardous waste storage if the officer knew of the illegal storage and directly participated in the conduct that violated RCRA


Seventh Circuit finds carrier properly denied coverage for waste ash cleanup due to insufficient property description
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a property must be precisely described for coverage to attach under an environmental liability insurance policy