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EPA approves California rule banning PERC from dry cleaning operations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

EPA has reportedly approved a California rule that bans perchloroethylene (PERC) in dry cleaning facilities and water repellent solutions by 2023


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 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


Lawsuit challenging national organic program guidance on pesticides to continue
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2015

A California federal court has denied the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by environmental


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


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


Maryland enacts law on liability for damage caused by oil and gas drilling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2012

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) signed legislation (H.B. 1123) on May 22, 2012, establishing a presumption that water-supply contamination in an area around a gas well is caused by the gas exploration or production activity unless the driller rebuts the presumption by “a preponderance of the evidence.”


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


Colorado town bans hydraulic fracturing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

Longmont, Colorado, has reportedly prohibited the use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil, gas and other hydrocarbons from drilling operations within the city limits


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