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Ninth Circuit upholds California air district’s indirect source rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

Affirming a district court decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) rule that regulated "indirect sources" of air pollution by requiring construction companies to quantify a project's emissions and offset excess emissions with air-friendly project offsets or pay a mitigation fee to the district


Ninth Circuit holds agencies cannot amend rules through court settlements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a consent decree that provided a remedy in a challenge to the Northwest Forest Plan (NFP), a forest


BLM required to consider hydraulic-fracturing impacts when selling oil-and-gas leases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

A federal court in California has overturned a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decision to issue leases for oil-and-gas exploration without analyzing


Federal court finds Colorado coal plant violated MACT standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A federal court in Colorado has determined that a coal-fired power plant violated Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulatory regime changed as a result of challenges to EPA regulations


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


CERCLA claim dismissed for failure to adequately plead alter-ego or successor liability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed a CERCLA contribution claim because the plaintiff could not establish liability under either an alter-ego or successor liability theory


Dry-cleaning machine manufacturer not liable under CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

A federal court in California has determined that the manufacturer of a dry-cleaning machine is not liable under the Comprehensive Environmental


Electricity generator agrees to reduce emissions and phase out coal-fired facilities
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

Parties to a 2007 consent decree, including American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), eight states


Act-of-war exception precludes CERCLA claims arising from 911 attacks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

A federal court in New York has held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) act-of-war exception


Enforcement: federal jury finds Pennsylvania Dep employees liable for unfair enforcement actions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

A federal jury in Pennsylvania has reportedly awarded MFS, Inc. of Bethlehem, a now-defunct manufacturer of industrial insulation and ceiling tiles, $6.5 million after finding that four Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employees retaliated against the company in a series of enforcement actions