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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


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


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


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


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


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


NEPA: Ninth Circuit allows drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) properly approved plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas by Shell Offshore Inc


Air: Ohio utility to settle alleged NSR violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

An Ohio non-profit utility has agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act New Source Review (NSR) violations by paying a civil penalty of $850,000 and spending $15 million on an environmental mitigation project


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