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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


Oil Pollution Act: federal court allows environmental claims against owner of gulf drilling rig to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

A federal judge in Texas has reportedly ruled that any environmental claims brought against the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, may proceed


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


NEPAwater resources: federal court upholds injunction in water supply project lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has upheld an injunction preventing the completion of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project until the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) completes an adequate environmental impact statement (EIS) that takes a “hard look” at the cumulative impact of water withdrawal and invasive species issues


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


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


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


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


Fifth Circuit upholds EPA’s Phase III cooling water intake rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld EPA's Phase III cooling water intake rule which regulates existing small power plants and other existing facilities in industries such as pulp and paper, chemicals, petroleum and coal products, and primary metals


D.C. Circuit allows natural gas drilling project in Wyoming to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) approval of natural gas drilling on a 270,000-acre tract in Wyoming