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EPA announces future regulation of perchlorate, other toxins in drinking water
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2011

EPA has announced that it will develop the first national standard for perchlorate in drinking water because of concerns that the chemical might affect the normal function of the thyroid gland


Federal court dismisses challenge to Oregon water pipeline
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

A federal court in Oregon has dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of a federal loan for a water pipeline


Federal court delays release of power plant data under FOIA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

A federal court in Montana has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to release a document regarding PPL Montana LLC ’s Colstrip power plant pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOI A) request until the court rules on the company’s claim that the document contains trade secrets and is therefore exempt from release


Fourth Circuit upholds West Virginia surface mining rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to West Virginia’s state program implementing the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA


Second Circuit affirms dismissals of challenges to PACE program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed two challenges to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, which are operated by local governments and encourage property owners through loans to make home improvements that reduce energy consumption, promote clean energy, create local jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions


North Carolina oil company and president charged with TSCA criminal violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina has charged a Leland, North Carolina, oil company and its president with the illegal transportation, storage and disposal of used oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs


Federal court finds Colorado coal plant violated MACT standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A federal court in Colorado has determined that a coal-fired power plant violated Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulatory regime changed as a result of challenges to EPA regulations


Generating station reheater replacement not exempted from NSR as RMRR
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

A Louisiana federal court has decided that an electricity generating station’s replacement of two primary reheaters could not reasonably be exempted from New Source Review under the Clean Air Act as routine maintenance, repair or replacement


Ninth Circuit rejects gas pipeline approval
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the U.S. Department of the Interior to reconsider its environmental evaluation of a 678-mile natural gas pipeline


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