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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


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


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


Florida shipping company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Miami, Florida-based shipping company to five years of probation and a $1-million fine after the company pleaded guilty to oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes


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


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


Industry report claims E15 may damage engines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A recent industry report claims that cars running on E15, the 15-percent ethanol blend gasoline that was authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have experienced engine damage


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


Corps sued over Alaska railway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the proposed Port MacKenzie rail-extension project for further consideration of environmental impacts, additional opponents separately sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to overturn the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit the Corps granted for the project


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