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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


Endangered Species Act: group challenges BLM natural gas pipeline approval
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition for review in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approvals of a 677-mile natural gas pipeline that would cut across Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming


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


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


Citizen suit seeks to halt construction of silicon plant
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

A Washington resident has filed a citizen suit under section 7604 of the Clean Air Act seeking to halt construction of a $688 million expansion of a Moses Lake silicon plant


California Supreme Court rules SCAQMD must consider emissions of permitted equipment
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is required to consider already-permitted equipment that predated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it conducts an environmental impact analysis of upgrades at a Los Angeles refinery


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


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


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


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