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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


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


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


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


DOI exceeded authority in withdrawing from lease sale, but challenge filed too late
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

A federal judge in Utah has determined that the Department of Interior (DOI) exceeded its statutory authority by withdrawing 77 disputed parcels on Bureau of Land Management lands in a 2008 oil and gas lease sale


Oil spill: federal court enjoins moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the U.S. Department of Interior and the Minerals Management Service to immediately lift the government’s ban on drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf in water depths greater than 500 feet and prohibiting the agencies from enforcing the ban until after a full trial on the merits


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


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


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