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Group sues EPA over alleged illegal human experiments
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A public interest group has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court in Virginia, alleging that the agency exposed susceptible people to fine particles and diesel exhaust without following the agency’s own rule on conducting studies on human subjects


Charges filed against impersonator in fraudulent hazardous-waste safety
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A federal court in Louisiana has indicted an individual for allegedly impersonating an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trainer to entice people to pay her for fraudulent hazardous-waste safety training


New Jersey Supreme Court clarifies proof needed to recover under Spill Act
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) could not obtain damages under the state’s Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) for dry-cleaning chemicals found in groundwater near a dry-cleaning operation because the state could not demonstrate a nexus between the operations and the contamination


Demolition company owners sentenced to prison for asbestos violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

Three owners of a Tennessee demolition company have reportedly been sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of illegally demolishing a factory in Chattanooga without removing asbestos it contained


Ninth Circuit halts Alaska railway construction
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has issued a stay pending review of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB’s) order allowing construction of approximately 35 miles of railroad spur to connect the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s existing main line


Federal court refuses to enjoin mountaintop mining pending appeal of corps permit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A federal court in West Virginia has denied a motion for an injunction pending appeal of the court’s prior approval of a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit for mountaintop mining issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps


Challenge to GM crop approval on federal land dismissed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS’s) decision to allow biotech corn and soybeans to be farmed on public lands in the Midwest


Court denies claim of selective prosecution for hazardous material transportation violations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

A federal court in California has denied a defendant's motion to compel discovery on his claim that he had been the subject of selective criminal


Waste management company, owner and property owner convicted of asbestos dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

A federal jury in New York has found the New Jersey-based solid waste management company Mazza & Sons Inc., the company’s owner and the owner of an upstate New York property guilty in connection with a dump containing thousands of tons of asbestos-containing materials


Federal court dismisses CAA particulate matter property damage case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

A federal court in Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit seeking property damages allegedly resulting from operation of a coal-fired electric plant