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Court invalidates EIRs use of a baseline predicated on future, post-approval conditions for analysis of project's impacts
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

In Sunnyvale West Neighborhood Assn. v. City of Sunnyvale City Council ("Sunnyvale"), the California Court of Appeal, Sixth District (the "Court") invalidated the use of a baseline consisting of future, post-project approval conditions to analyze a project's impacts in an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”

EPANHTSA issue GHG emission standards for light-duty vehicles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a final rule designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles

Chief engineer pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The chief engineer of an ocean-going ship that transported cargo between various ports in Asia and the United States has reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court to violating an international treaty and the federal Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

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

Safety alerts and other recommendations in the wake of rail accidents involving Bakken formation crude oil
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

Recent accidents involving rail cars transporting crude oil from the Bakken shale region have resulted in the heightened interest of rail industry

EPA finalizes rule tightening vehicle emissions and fuel standards
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on March 3, 2014, that establishes stricter standards for motor vehicle exhaust

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 28 2014

Tuesday, July 29: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing titled “Breaking the Logjam at BLM: Examining Ways to More

DOT harmonizes lithium battery regulations with international standards
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has issued a Final Rule that

Coast Guard looks to expand Safety and Environmental Management Systems to vessels on the OCS
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2013

On September 10, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (APNRM) in the Federal Register stating its intent