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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


Federal court fines shipping companies $2.4 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly ordered two shipping companies to pay a total of $2.4 million in criminal fines after they pleaded guilty to four felony counts for multiple deliberate releases of waste oil and plastic garbage into the ocean from a cargo ship over a period of nine months


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


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


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


Montana railroad project remanded to assess cumulative impacts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB ) failed to take the environmental impact “hard look” required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when it approved three applications to build railroad lines to haul coal in Montana


Shipping company to pay $2 million criminal fine for ocean dumping and false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The Greek-based Ilios Shipping Co. S.A. has reportedly agreed to pay a $2-million criminal fine after pleading guilty in a federal court in Louisiana to charges that it violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and filed false statements with Coast Guard investigators


Seventh Circuit upholds Indiana law regulating wine deliveries via motor carrier
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has turned aside a challenge to an Indiana law that prevents an alcoholic beverage retailer from shipping wine to its customers via motor carrier


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