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Federal court refuses to dismiss class action against alleged successor to waste disposal company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

A federal court in Indiana has refused to dismiss claims filed on behalf of a putative class of 1,700 Elkhart residents seeking to hold a waste company liable as the successor in interest to a waste disposal company it acquired in 2011


Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean


Eleventh Circuit affirms criminal conspiracy conviction for dumping restaurant grease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the criminal conspiracy conviction of a waste-contractor manager for illegally dumping restaurant grease into the Mobile, Alabama, public sewer system


Former ship’s chief engineer pleads guilty in federal court to ocean dumping and cover-up
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The former chief engineer of a tuna fishing vessel owned by Sanford Ltd. pleaded guilty April 17, 2012, in federal court in the District of Columbia to a criminal violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS ) for dumping “oily bilge waste” from the vessel directly into the sea without using mandatory pollution prevention equipment and for lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators


Federal court orders trial on whether CWA discharges reached protected stream
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Wisconsin has ruled that a mining company discharged copper and other contaminants from a mine in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, but has ordered a trial to determine whether discharged pollutants reached a stream that entered the Flambeau River


Federal court upholds challenge to biotech crops in wildlife refuges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) authorization to plant biotech corn and soybeans on 44,000 acres within region four National Wildlife Refuge System lands in the Southeast


Federal court delays release of power plant data under FOIA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

A federal court in Montana has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to release a document regarding PPL Montana LLC ’s Colstrip power plant pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOI A) request until the court rules on the company’s claim that the document contains trade secrets and is therefore exempt from release


Ninth Circuit rejects gas pipeline approval
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the U.S. Department of the Interior to reconsider its environmental evaluation of a 678-mile natural gas pipeline


Ninth Circuit stays injunction barring implementation of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed a December 2011 preliminary injunction that prevented the California Air Resources Board (CARB ) from further implementing the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS


Fifth Circuit reinstates CWA citizen suit against City of Baton Rouge
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit filed against Baton Rouge by a community group alleging that three of the city’s sewage treatment plants were in violation of the CWA and breached a 2002 consent decree