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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


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


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


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


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


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 upholds California’s offshore pollution rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels


U.S. and Mexico resolve cross-border trucking dispute under NAFTA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • July 15 2011

The United States and Mexico have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that resolves a long-haul, cross-border trucking dispute involving “retaliatory tariffs” on more than $2 billion in U.S. exports, including food and agricultural products


EPA releases final gas-pump labeling rule for blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

EPA released a final rule on June 28, 2011, requiring gasoline sellers to label pumps containing fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol