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FWS issues guidelines on wildlife impact studies for wind energy developers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has issued voluntary guidelines on wildlife impact studies that onshore wind energy developers should perform before and after a project’s construction


Deloitte identifies business risks concerning water demand
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

In a recent interview, William Sarni, director and enterprise water strategy leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, identifies business risks related to water demand


GAO report criticizes termination of Yucca Mountain nuclear repository
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has criticized the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2010 decision to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository


Federal court allows contractor’s indemnity lawsuit against U.S. to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Federal Claims Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a federal contractor seeking indemnification from the United States for toxic tort and environmental cleanup claims arising out of work the contractor performed for the Atomic Energy Commission


Appellate court overturns EPA cellulosic ethanol blending requirement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules setting minimum requirements for blending cellulosic


Nebraska approves international pipeline route
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman (R) informed President Barack Obama (D) in a January 22, 2013, letter that Nebraska's Department of Environmental


Federal court orders trial on whether CWA discharges reached protected stream
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Wisconsin has ruled that a mining company discharged copper and other contaminants from a mine in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, but has ordered a trial to determine whether discharged pollutants reached a stream that entered the Flambeau River


Vermont Governor signs hydraulic fracturing ban
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) on May 16, 2012, signed legislation (H. 464) making the state the first to prohibit hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration and production


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


Groups sue mining companies over alleged selenium discharges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

Several environmental groups have sued two Massey Energy Co. subsidiaries alleging that the companies’ West Virginia coal mines were discharging selenium into nearby navigable streams in violation of the Clean Water Act (CW A