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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


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


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


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


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


Jurisdiction: Tenth Circuit reverses EPA designation of New Mexico mine as Indian country
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled en banc that EPA erred when it designated a New Mexico mine as "Indian country," wrongly subjecting it to federal rather than state law


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