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Washington State DOT issues report on reducing GHG emissions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2011

The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a 2010 Sustainable Transportation Report that details strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation in response to Governor Christine Gregoire's (D) 2009 executive order on climate change


Shipping company to pay $2.4 million criminal fine for falsifying records
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly sentenced a Liberian-registered shipping company to pay a $2.4 million criminal fine after it entered a guilty plea to a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Industry groups challenge EPA’s Clean Air Act E-15 waiver
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

Several industry groups have challenged EPA's grant of a waiver allowing gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be used in model year 2001- 2006 cars and light trucks


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


Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator


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


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


EPA to seek comments on possible waiver of ethanol rules due to drought
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a notice that it will solicit comments on whether to waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS) for ethanol because of concerns about the drought’s impact on the corn supply and feed prices for livestock producers


Alaska sues federal government over low-sulfur fuel standard for ships
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2012

The state of Alaska has sued Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Homeland Security, and the Coast Guard, seeking to block the government from enforcing a low-sulfur fuel standard for ships operating off the coast of Alaska


D.C. Circuit nixes challenges to E15 waiver; plaintiffs lacked standing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of standing challenges by three trade associations to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waiver that allows the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for use in motor vehicles manufactured after 2001