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EPA agrees to finalize NAAQS for PM-2.5 and ozone for Los Angeles basin
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2011

In a consent decree approved by a federal court in California on February 8, 2011, EPA agreed to finalize nonattainment designations for the 1997 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates (PM-2


Federal court vacates USFs ban on drilling in Allegheny National Forest
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

A federal court in Pennsylvania has vacated a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) settlement agreement that required the service to complete an environmental impact assessment before authorizing new oil-and-gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest


Home confinement and probation for illegal asbestos removal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

A federal court in New Jersey has sentenced a construction worker to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, for


Eleventh Circuit reinstates Alabama opacity rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has effectively reinstated Alabama's Clean Air Act (CAA) State Implementation Plan (SIP) provisions for opacity


Owners of downgradient property not liable under CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

A federal court in New York has absolved from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act owners of property adjacent to a church from which groundwater containing contaminants had migrated


Statute of limitations bars enforcement suit over alleged air violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

A federal court in Pennsylvania has dismissed Clean Air Act (CAA) enforcement actions brought by New Jersey and Connecticut against an electricity


Federal court narrows class in lawsuit claiming radiation exposure from nuclear weapons facility
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

While a federal court in Ohio has refused to decertify a class of neighbors claiming injuries due to radiation exposure from a nuclear weapons facility, it has narrowed the class to include only those exposed to radiation in 1961


Louisiana Supreme Court applies “subsequent purchaser rule” to contaminated property deal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s “subsequent purchaser rule” bars the purchaser of real property later discovered to be contaminated from obtaining damages from a third party that contributed to the contamination, absent an assignment of that right in the sales contract


First Circuit rejects challenge to wastewater permit on procedural grounds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2010

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to a revised wastewater permit by the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, upholding a decision by EPA's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) that declined to hear the permit appeal on procedural grounds


Air: citizen suit alleges Cleveland international airport violated Clean Air Act
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

A citizen suit accuses the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport of violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) through its use of deicing fluids and other regulated pollutants