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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


Coast guard to allow alternative pressure relief valve settings on certain cargo tanks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the availability of a policy letter establishing alternative pressure relief valve settings for certain cargo tanks transporting liquefied gases in U.S. waters


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


Ninth Circuit halts Alaska railway construction
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has issued a stay pending review of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB’s) order allowing construction of approximately 35 miles of railroad spur to connect the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to the Alaska Railroad Corp.’s existing main line


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


Joint rulemaking targets GHG and fuel economy standards for cars, light trucks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have signed a notice of intent to conduct joint rulemaking that would propose stringent federal greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy standards for model years 2017-2025 for cars and light trucks


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


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


South Carolina Supreme Court determines state lacked authority to approve dredging project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) lacked authority to approve a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water-quality certification for a project to deepen the Savannah River