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Ninth Circuit lifts stay on Alaska railway extension project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on a $272-million railway extension project in Alaska


Corps sued over Alaska railway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the proposed Port MacKenzie rail-extension project for further consideration of environmental impacts, additional opponents separately sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to overturn the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit the Corps granted for the project


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


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


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


Shipping company to pay $1 million penalty for ocean dumping, false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Taiwan, USA
  • April 15 2011

A federal court has ordered a Taiwan-based shipping corporation to pay a $1 million criminal penalty after it entered a guilty plea to making false statements, failing to keep adequate records and knowingly discharging oily bilge waste into the ocean without using required pollution-prevention equipment


Texas high court rules federal bus safety standards have no preemptive effect
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

The Texas Supreme Court has determined that federal safety standards not requiring passenger seatbelts in motorcoaches and standards giving manufacturers window glazing material options do not preempt state law claims arising from a rollover accident that killed and injured a number of passengers


Louisiana vessel owner pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

A Louisiana vessel owner has reportedly pleaded guilty to knowingly discharging waste oil from one of its vessels in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act) and has agreed to pay a $1.75 million criminal fine and remit a payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation


Injunction holds in NYC attempt to force taxicabs to switch to hybrids
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that New York City does not have authority under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA) to force taxicab fleet owners to switch to hybrid vehicles


Ninth Circuit upholds California’s offshore pollution rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels