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Federal court narrows class in lawsuit claiming radiation exposure from nuclear weapons facility
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

While a federal court in Ohio has refused to decertify a class of neighbors claiming injuries due to radiation exposure from a nuclear weapons facility, it has narrowed the class to include only those exposed to radiation in 1961


Corps permits for hydropower plant renovation upheld
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

A federal court in Washington state has upheld a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps’) decision to issue a permit to Puget Sound Energy Inc. (PSE) to perform renovations at its hydroelectric power plant, located about 30 miles east of Seattle


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


Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Peru, USA
  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades


U.S. produced more than 1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2012
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

The National Biodiesel Board has announced that for the second year in a row, total U.S. biodiesel production exceeded 1 billion gallons in 2012


Ninth Circuit denies petition to reconsider Kivalina decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for an en banc hearing to reconsider its decision not to revive the Alaskan Village of Kivalina’s public nuisance lawsuit alleging that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from several energy companies caused global warming which melted sea ice that once protected the village from fall and winter storms


Fifth Circuit rules DOI may reissue Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to hold the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) in contempt for issuing a new drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after its prior moratorium had been enjoined by a federal district court


Report cites delayed efficiency standards and claims $3.7 billion in economic losses
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

The Appliance Standards Awareness Project and American Council for an Energy- Efficient Economy have issued a January 31, 2013, report that analyzes


FTC issues labeling rules with regional requirements for furnaces and ACs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a final rule revising energy efficiency labeling requirements for furnaces and air conditioners


New York State seeks more time to develop fracturing regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has submitted a request to the New York Department of State for a 90-day extension to finalize hydraulic fracturing regulations