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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


New York’s high court requires city construction authority to amend eis
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) has violated the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) by failing to include information on long-term maintenance and monitoring in an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a project partially located on a Brownfield site


USGS report estimates world’s undiscovered oil and gas resources
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2012

The U.S. Department of Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a report estimating the amount of unidentified conventional oil and gas resources worldwide


Federal court determines CERCLA settlement reduces others’ liability by the settling defendant’s proportionate share
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2012

A federal court in California has determined that settlements with individual defendants in cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) should reduce other defendants’ liability by the amount ultimately determined to be the settling defendant’s share, rather than by the amount of the settlement


Elkhart, Indiana, agrees to settle alleged sewer system violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

The city of Elkhart, Indiana, has agreed to spend $155.6 million to upgrade its wastewater controls and pay a $43,500 civil penalty to settle allegations that it allowed untreated wastewater to discharge into the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers and Christiana Creek over the past several years in violation of its NP DES permits


Seventh Circuit rules laches no bar to breach of contract for failure to remove contaminants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a landowner who sold property to The Nature Conservancy but failed to remove contaminants as required by the sales contract cannot bar a breach of contract claim by asserting laches as a defense


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 tosses challenges to gas plant cleanup plan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the cleanup of constituents left behind by a former manufactured gas plant


Louisiana DEQ challenges EPA objection to CAA operating permit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2012

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has filed a petition for review challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order objecting to three Clean Air Act (CAA) Title V operating permits the state issued to a facility that manufactured pig iron and reduced iron


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