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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


Texas plastics company to pay nearly $1.5 million for violations of prior settlement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed amended consent decree with Formosa Plastics Corp., imposing penalties for violations of a 2010


Federal court rules CERCLA bar to transfer of liability applies to third-party contribution claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

A federal court in Oklahoma has ruled that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) bar in section 107(e)(1) to the transfer of CERCLA liability applies to contribution claims brought by third parties, not just to claims brought by the government


Ninth Circuit halts Alaska railway construction
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has issued a stay pending review of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB’s) order allowing construction of approximately 35 miles of railroad spur to connect the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s existing main line


Court denies claim of selective prosecution for hazardous material transportation violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

A federal court in California has denied a defendant's motion to compel discovery on his claim that he had been the subject of selective criminal


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 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


CERCLA contribution claim precludes state-law unjust enrichment claim
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Stating that it was persuaded by Second and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals precedent, a federal court in Missouri has dismissed plaintiffs' unjust


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 upholds California air district’s indirect source rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

Affirming a district court decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) rule that regulated "indirect sources" of air pollution by requiring construction companies to quantify a project's emissions and offset excess emissions with air-friendly project offsets or pay a mitigation fee to the district