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Fourth Circuit requires state to obtain NPDES permits for abandoned coal mine reclamation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to obtain NPDES permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for reclamation efforts at abandoned coal mining sites


Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak


Federal court finds sole shareholder liable as current operator under CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2011

A federal court in New Jersey has ruled that the sole shareholder of a single-purpose entity which owns a contaminated facility is liable as a current operator under CERCLA


Federal court vacates ESA counterpart regulations, reversing prior decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has reversed a 2006 decision by the same court and vacated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Joint Counterpart Consultation Regulations for National Fire Plan Projects (Counterpart Regulations


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


Fifth Circuit rules DOI may reissue Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to hold the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) in contempt for issuing a new drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after its prior moratorium had been enjoined by a federal district court


D.C. Circuit says EPA may rescind 404 permit three years after issuance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the Clean Water Act (CWA) allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind a


Metal foundry and president plead guilty to illegal storage of lead and cadmium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

A New Hampshire metal foundry and its president reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court January 6, 2012, to criminal charges of illegally storing lead and cadmium at its manufacturing site in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA


Solid waste contractor pleads guilty to CWA criminal violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

A New Jersey solid waste contractor reportedly pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to two felony counts of conspiring to violate the Clean Water Act’s prohibition on filling wetlands without a permit and conspiring to defraud the United States


Ninth Circuit rules EPA violated APA in approving California’s San Joaquin Valley SIP
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of a 2004 state implementation plan (SIP) for California’s San Joaquin Valley, ruling that the agency’s approval relied on outdated emissions data and violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA