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Air: DC Circuit denies challenge to state non-road engine emissions rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for review filed by the American Trucking Associations challenging California's rule imposing emissions standards on refrigeration units in trucks


RCRA: federal court allows citizen suit to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

A federal judge in Tennessee has ruled that a RCRA citizen suit aimed at cleaning up a state landfill may proceed, rejecting an argument that a state order is an ongoing CERCLA action that may not be challenged


Endangered Species Act: Fifth Circuit denies challenge to permit allowing rail link to limestone quarry
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Medina County Environmental Action Committee’s (MCEAA) petition for review challenging a U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) decision permitting Southwest Gulf Railroad Co. to construct and operate a seven-mile rail loop to service a proposed limestone quarry


Mayor, public works superintendent indicted for falsifying water sample data
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

A federal grand jury has reportedly indicted the Stover, Missouri, mayor and public works superintendent for submitting false information about the city's water supply to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR


Enforcement: DOJ’s environmental division details FY2009 litigation accomplishments
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

DOJ's Environmental and Natural Resources Division issued its annual report titled "Summary of Litigation Accomplishments: Fiscal Year 2009" on April 22, 2010


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


Hong Kong-based shipping company indicted
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

A federal grand jury in Texas has reportedly returned an indictment against a Hong Kong-based shipping company in connection with the illegal dumping of oil wastewater, obstruction of agency proceedings, making false statements, and failing to maintain accurate pollution-control records


Lawsuit alleges failure to remediate contamination at service stations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

Seeking $29 million in damages, three energy companies recently filed a lawsuit alleging that defendant breached contracts to remediate contamination at dozens of service stations in upstate New York


National Forest Management ActNEPA: ban on old growth logging reversed, Forest Service found in compliance with law
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

A split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has reversed a district court injunction that halted a U.S. Forest Service (FS) plan for logging in an old growth forest area in Oregon


Federal court rejects challenge to ordinance giving preference to natural gas-fueled cabs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

A federal judge in Texas has rejected a challenge to a Dallas, Texas, ordinance giving preference to natural gas-fueled taxi cabs