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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


EPA doubles excess NOx penalties for heavy-duty diesel engines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule doubling the per-engine penalty for heavy-duty engines that do not meet federal standards of 0.2 grams of nitrogen oxide (NOx) per brake horsepower-hour


Federal Railroad Administration increases penalties for hazardous material
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2013

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a rule adjusting its penalties under the Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA). 78 Fed. Reg. 9


Coast Guard final rule revises vessel inspection rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a final rule that revises the agency’s vessel inspection rules by adding the International Anti-fouling System certificate to the list of certificates it recognizes


EPA issues final rule setting no-discharge zone for California coast
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that establishes a no-discharge zone for cruise ships and other large vessels along 1,624 miles of the California coast. 77 Fed. Reg. 11,401 (22712


Fifth Circuit affirms ruling that Corps is liable for Katrina damage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) liable to several Louisiana property owners for its negligent work maintaining a shipping channel between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, which purportedly caused billions of dollars in damage as the result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005


Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain


Fourth Circuit rejects challenge to $11-billion Virginia highway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge by environmental groups to an $11-billion proposal to widen a 325-mile stretch of Interstate Highway 81 in Virginia


Barge owner indicted for Columbia River oil spill
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2011

A federal grand jury has reportedly indicted the owner of Principle Metals, LLC , a scrap-metal company, and the barge the MV Davy Crockett, for two criminal violations of the Clean Water Act (CW A) for unlawfully discharging oil into the Columbia River near Camas, Washington, in 2010 and for failing to notify authorities of the discharge


Federal court sentences Greek-owned shipping company for felony violations of ocean dumping laws
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

A federal court in California has reportedly ordered a Greek-owned shipping company to pay $650,000 for covering up the discharge of oily waste and sludge in violation of international and national oil pollution laws