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Water quality: foundation seeks court orders forcing CWA compliance in Missouri
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A St. Louis-based non-profit foundation has sued EPA alleging that the agency has failed to ensure that all bodies of water in Missouri are protected by the Clean Water Act


Greenhouse gases: EPA proposes finding PSD programs in 13 states inadequate to enforce emissions requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

EPA issued a proposed rule August 12, 2010, that would require 13 states to amend their regulations to authorize them to enforce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requirements


TSCA: Eleventh Circuit upholds regulations requiring lead warning statements by residential property lessors
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld regulations under TSCA and the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, requiring lessors of residential property built before 1978 to put a specifically worded "Lead Warning Statement" in the property's lease and affirmatively disclose either that lead-based paint is present on the property or that the lessor has no knowledge of such paint


Carbon capture: federal task force report supports use of technology to reduce GHG emissions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) created by President Barack Obama (D) has issued a report that includes recommendations on how to overcome barriers to the widespread cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years


Air: citizen suit against South Dakota power plant filed too late
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen suit filed in June 2008 seeking civil penalties against a South Dakota power plant for allegedly failing to obtain necessary permits and for violating emissions standards


Greenhouse gases: RGGI annual report says emissions allowance prices decreased in first year of trading
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

According to a recent Potomac Economics report prepared for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), emissions allowances sold through RGGI in 2009 decreased considerably in price


Air: proposed power plant air transport rule would affect utilities in 32 eastern states
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

EPA has issued a proposed rule that would replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule by amending 40 C.F.R. Parts 51, 52, 72, 78, and 97


EPA issues stormwater management guidance for Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

EPA has issued urban stormwater guidance to help states and municipalities reduce stormwater pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the mid-Atlantic region


Shipping company ordered to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying records
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in California has ordered the operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying on-board oil discharge records


RCRA: D.C. Circuit upholds district court rejection of re-use defense
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

In a split decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that liquid potassium hydroxide (KOH), initially used to clean metal casings, could no longer be used for “the purpose for which it was produced without processing” and therefore became hazardous waste under 40 C.F.R. 261.1(c)(1