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Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions


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


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


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


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


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