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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


Environmental assessment of California highway project must be redone
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

A federal court has ordered the California Department of Transportation (DOT) to redo its environmental assessment (EA) of a project to expand Highway 101 through a mile-long park containing redwood trees up to 16 feet in diameter


NWF challenges New York ballast water regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has filed a petition in state court challenging a vessel general permit and regulations approved by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) that would regulate discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels, including discharges of ballast water


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


Federal court rules that ocean-dumping law and regs provide fair notice of proscribed conduct
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has refused to dismiss criminal ocean-dumping charges against a commercial fishing company and two men serving as chief engineer, thereby rejecting defendants’ argument that the criminal indictment failed to state a clear offense under the law because the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and regulations did not clearly enough define certain terms


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


EPANHTSA rule would raise cafe standard for cars and trucks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly issued a proposed rule that would require manufacturers of passenger vehicles and light trucks for model years 2017-2025 to increase the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) by 5 percent per year until 2025, when they must meet a standard of 54.5 miles per gallon


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


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


South Carolina reinstates tax credits for purchase, lease of plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2012

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) signed legislation (H.R. 3059) on May 14, 2012, reinstating an income tax credit for the purchase or lease of new plug-in hybrid vehicles for tax years 2012 through 2016