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Tenth Circuit reverses Rocky Flats class action over jury instructions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a $926 million judgment against former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado, because the trial court gave the jury improper instructions


Final DOE rule expands authority to enforce energy efficiency and water conservation standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule expanding its authority to enforce energy efficiency standards and water conservation standards for consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment


Federal court allows contractor’s indemnity lawsuit against U.S. to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Federal Claims Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a federal contractor seeking indemnification from the United States for toxic tort and environmental cleanup claims arising out of work the contractor performed for the Atomic Energy Commission


West Virginia Dep issues emergency temporary rule on shale drilling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP ) has issued an emergency rule (35 CSR 8) that would temporarily require Marcellus shale natural gas drillers to obtain permits and develop plans to protect water quality


Administrative Procedure ActRCRA: Tenth Circuit rules EPA may revise tentative interpretation of regulation without rulemaking
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that EPA can revise a tentative interpretation governing the handling of magnesium waste without conducting a formal rulemaking


Draft guidance on hydraulic fracturing focus of EPA public meeting
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a June 29, 2012, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss draft permitting guidance on the use of diesel fuel in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing


Report addresses hydraulic fracturing and water usage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

A report by the California-based nonprofit Pacific Institute addresses water resources used in hydraulic fracturing


DOE carbon capture project proceeds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved phase two of its FutureGen 2.0 project, which is intended to demonstrate "near zero-emission"


California Public Utilities Commission approves tradable renewable energy credit scheme
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

California's Public Utilities Commission has authorized the procurement and use of tradable renewable energy credits (TRECs) for compliance with the California renewables portfolio standard (RPS) program, which will allow electric utilities to buy and sell credits to meet the state's renewable energy goals


Report claims small drop in power plant mercury emissions
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

A recent report by the Environmental Integrity Project claims that mercury emissions from power plants dropped by 6.5 percent between 2000 and 2008