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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 rules EPA has discretionary authority to intervene in state regulatory policy
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

A federal court in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to intervene in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) regulation of stormwater runoff into the Delaware River


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


Federal court rules hazardous substance spill from tractor-trailer covered by CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

A federal court in Indiana has ruled that a commercial tractor-trailer that leaked a hazardous substance during the delivery of textbooks to a high school met the definition of a “facility” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and thus did not fall under the law’s “consumer product in consumer use” exception


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


Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a consent decree that provided a remedy in a challenge to the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP), a forest


EPA approves five new alternatives to ozone-depleting chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a determination of acceptability on May 17, 2013, identifying five new substitutes for


Louisiana court finds settlement of environmental enforcement actions triggers insurance coverage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

The Louisiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a commercial pollution legal liability policy covered at least some costs to be incurred in connection


Federal court rules documents underlying OSHA report discoverable in RCRA suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2011

A federal court in Wisconsin has determined that background documents underlying an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report for an employer are discoverable in a RCRA lawsuit filed against a company that allegedly contributed to groundwater pollution on the employer’s property


Louisiana Supreme Court applies “subsequent purchaser rule” to contaminated property deal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s “subsequent purchaser rule” bars the purchaser of real property later discovered to be contaminated from obtaining damages from a third party that contributed to the contamination, absent an assignment of that right in the sales contract