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Generating station reheater replacement not exempted from NSR as RMRR
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

A Louisiana federal court has decided that an electricity generating station’s replacement of two primary reheaters could not reasonably be exempted from New Source Review under the Clean Air Act as routine maintenance, repair or replacement


EPA identifies grain sorghum derived fuels as renewable and advanced biofuel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a rule determining that grain sorghum ethanol qualifies as a renewable fuel under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program


Federal court holds EPA cannot be liable for fraudulent renewable fuel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

A federal court in Texas has denied a motion to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a third-party defendant in ongoing litigation involving allegedly fraudulent renewable fuel credits under the renewable fuel standard program of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007


DOI exceeded authority in withdrawing from lease sale, but challenge filed too late
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

A federal judge in Utah has determined that the Department of Interior (DOI) exceeded its statutory authority by withdrawing 77 disputed parcels on Bureau of Land Management lands in a 2008 oil and gas lease sale


Appellate court overturns EPA cellulosic ethanol blending requirement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules setting minimum requirements for blending cellulosic


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


Fifth Circuit upholds EPA’s Phase III cooling water intake rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld EPA's Phase III cooling water intake rule which regulates existing small power plants and other existing facilities in industries such as pulp and paper, chemicals, petroleum and coal products, and primary metals


Federal court finds Colorado coal plant violated MACT standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A federal court in Colorado has determined that a coal-fired power plant violated Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) regulatory regime changed as a result of challenges to EPA regulations


Federal court rules disposal of drilling waste allowed for subsurface owner
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

A federal court in West Virginia has ruled that owners of surface land have no trespass claim against a natural gas company with subsurface mineral rights for building and using drilling waste pits at the site


Deloitte identifies business risks concerning water demand
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

In a recent interview, William Sarni, director and enterprise water strategy leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, identifies business risks related to water demand