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NEPA: Ninth Circuit rules BLM failed to take hard look at cumulative impacts of mine-exploration expansion on tribal lands
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a district court to reconsider whether the cumulative impact of a proposed expansion to a mine exploration project in Nevada requires a new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA


Administrative Procedure ActRCRA: Tenth Circuit rules EPA may revise tentative interpretation of regulation without rulemaking
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that EPA can revise a tentative interpretation governing the handling of magnesium waste without conducting a formal rulemaking


CWARCRA: groups announce intent to sue power plant owner over alleged discharges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

Environmental groups recently announced plans to sue the owner of a western Pennsylvania power plant over discharges from a coal-ash and coal-refuse disposal site that allegedly violated state and federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), RCRA and the state Clean Streams Law


Coastal Zone Mgmt. Act: Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of challenge to wind farm
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision allowing the construction of a coastal wind farm to proceed without an environmental consistency review or public comment


NEPA: Tenth Circuit rules BLM did not violate NEPA in rejecting phased drilling plan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court determination that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not abuse its discretion when it declined to study a phased-development drilling plan proposed by environmentalists


Oil spill: federal court enjoins moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the U.S. Department of Interior and the Minerals Management Service to immediately lift the government’s ban on drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf in water depths greater than 500 feet and prohibiting the agencies from enforcing the ban until after a full trial on the merits


Lawsuit alleges failure to remediate contamination at service stations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

Seeking $29 million in damages, three energy companies recently filed a lawsuit alleging that defendant breached contracts to remediate contamination at dozens of service stations in upstate New York


Greenhouse gases: California appellate court rejects Chevron’s refinery upgrade plan for failure to comply with state greenhouse gas guidelines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

A California appeals court has rejected Chevron's plan to upgrade a refinery in the Bay Area in the first reported appellate decision in the United States stopping a refinery upgrade on climate change grounds


Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions


DOI exceeded authority in withdrawing from lease sale, but challenge filed too late
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

A federal judge in Utah has determined that the Department of Interior (DOI) exceeded its statutory authority by withdrawing 77 disputed parcels on Bureau of Land Management lands in a 2008 oil and gas lease sale