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Water quality: foundation seeks court orders forcing CWA compliance in Missouri
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A St. Louis-based non-profit foundation has sued EPA alleging that the agency has failed to ensure that all bodies of water in Missouri are protected by the Clean Water Act


TSCA: Eleventh Circuit upholds regulations requiring lead warning statements by residential property lessors
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld regulations under TSCA and the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, requiring lessors of residential property built before 1978 to put a specifically worded "Lead Warning Statement" in the property's lease and affirmatively disclose either that lead-based paint is present on the property or that the lessor has no knowledge of such paint


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


Shipping company ordered to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying records
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in California has ordered the operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying on-board oil discharge records


RCRA: D.C. Circuit upholds district court rejection of re-use defense
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

In a split decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that liquid potassium hydroxide (KOH), initially used to clean metal casings, could no longer be used for “the purpose for which it was produced without processing” and therefore became hazardous waste under 40 C.F.R. 261.1(c)(1


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: 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


NEPA: federal court rules proposed beltway not in violation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled that a proposed beltway in Winston-Salem does not violate NEPA


FIFRA: D.C. Circuit reverses district court dismissal for lack of jurisdiction
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has reversed a district court ruling that found no subject matter jurisdiction in a complaint related to an EPA risk mitigation decision (RMD


Seventh Circuit finds carrier properly denied coverage for waste ash cleanup due to insufficient property description
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a property must be precisely described for coverage to attach under an environmental liability insurance policy