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Fourth Circuit requires state to obtain NPDES permits for abandoned coal mine reclamation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to obtain NPDES permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for reclamation efforts at abandoned coal mining sites


Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak


Federal court finds sole shareholder liable as current operator under CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2011

A federal court in New Jersey has ruled that the sole shareholder of a single-purpose entity which owns a contaminated facility is liable as a current operator under CERCLA


EPA expands air control exemption for emergency generators
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

In a rule signed January 14, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the number of hours a stationary reciprocating internal


EPA memorandum clarifies need for approval of time-critical removal actions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memorandum establishes procedures that apply to the circumstances under which EPA regional offices must


Federal court vacates ESA counterpart regulations, reversing prior decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has reversed a 2006 decision by the same court and vacated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Joint Counterpart Consultation Regulations for National Fire Plan Projects (Counterpart Regulations


Fifth Circuit rules DOI may reissue Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to hold the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) in contempt for issuing a new drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after its prior moratorium had been enjoined by a federal district court


EPA revises condensable particulate matter rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued amendments to the new source review (NSR) rules under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to clarify how applicants must measure and account for condensable particulate matter


Federal Court defines land disposal and active management under RCRA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

A federal court in New York has adopted specific definitions for two common terms, "land disposal" and "active management," for purposes of a


D.C. Circuit says EPA may rescind 404 permit three years after issuance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the Clean Water Act (CWA) allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind a