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Nuclear waste: utilities challenge DOE decision not to suspend payments to Nuclear Waste Fund
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

Sixteen nuclear power companies and the Nuclear Energy Institute have filed a petition for review challenging the Department of Energy's (DOE's) decision not to suspend payments to the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF


Marine Mammal Protection ActESA: environmental group files notice of intent to sue over alleged oil drilling violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group, has filed a notice of its intent to sue the Secretary of the Interior for allegedly allowing oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA


Jurisdiction: Tenth Circuit reverses EPA designation of New Mexico mine as Indian country
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled en banc that EPA erred when it designated a New Mexico mine as "Indian country," wrongly subjecting it to federal rather than state 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: 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


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


NEPA: groups sue to overturn Montana coal mine lease sale
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

Environmental groups and a coalition of farmers and ranchers have challenged the coal lease sale of 8,300 acres of state school trust land in southeastern Montana


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


Air: Ohio utility to settle alleged NSR violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

An Ohio non-profit utility has agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act New Source Review (NSR) violations by paying a civil penalty of $850,000 and spending $15 million on an environmental mitigation project


Air: Federal court rules EPA not required to block power plants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2010

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has ruled that the Clean Air Act (CAA) does not require EPA to stop the construction of three power plants in Kentucky