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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


Wetlands: Ninth Circuit upholds Section 404 permits for business park
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld two dredge-and-fill permits issued to the city of Redding, California, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), clearing the way for the construction of a 678-acre business park


Energy: offshore transport company challenges moratorium on deep-water drilling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

A Louisiana offshore transport company that services deep-water drilling rigs has filed a complaint in federal court seeking to obtain an injunction lifting the recently imposed six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico at depths greater than 500 feet


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


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


Wetlands: federal court enjoins Florida strip mine
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in Florida has granted a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the strip mining of phosphate at a 10,800-acre site in central Florida


Air: citizen suit against South Dakota power plant filed too late
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen suit filed in June 2008 seeking civil penalties against a South Dakota power plant for allegedly failing to obtain necessary permits and for violating emissions standards


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


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


NEPA: Ninth Circuit allows drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) properly approved plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas by Shell Offshore Inc