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EPA IG report criticizes agency management of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

According to a recent EPA Office of Inspector General (IG) report, the agency has ineffectively reported and recorded delays in diesel emissions reduction projects funded in 2009 by the federal government's stimulus legislation


Environment Canada proposes off-road engine emissions rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • February 25 2011

Environment Canada issued proposed rules on February 11, 2011, that would align limits on offroad diesel engines in Canada with EPA standards


German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


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


DOT proposed rule would ban cell phones for hazmat drivers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a proposed rule that would ban mobile-phone use by truck drivers carrying hazardous materials in intrastate commerce and prohibit employers from requiring drivers to use them on the job


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


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


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


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


Fourth Circuit rejects challenge to $11-billion Virginia highway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge by environmental groups to an $11-billion proposal to widen a 325-mile stretch of Interstate Highway 81 in Virginia