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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


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


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


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


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


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