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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


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


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


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


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


Wetlands: federal court enjoins Florida strip mine
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in Florida has granted a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the strip mining of phosphate at a 10,800-acre site in central Florida