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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


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


NEPA: Ninth Circuit rules BLM failed to take hard look at cumulative impacts of mine-exploration expansion on tribal lands
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a district court to reconsider whether the cumulative impact of a proposed expansion to a mine exploration project in Nevada requires a new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA


Texas refinery agrees to pay $15 million civil penalty
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced September 30, 2010, that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $15 million civil penalty to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City Refinery


Environmental groups sue BLM over approval of wind energy project right-of-way
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

Three environmental groups have sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM ) over the agency’s approval of a right-of-way for a wind energy project near Bakersfield, California


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


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


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


CWARCRA: groups announce intent to sue power plant owner over alleged discharges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

Environmental groups recently announced plans to sue the owner of a western Pennsylvania power plant over discharges from a coal-ash and coal-refuse disposal site that allegedly violated state and federal statutes, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), RCRA and the state Clean Streams Law


GAO report criticizes termination of Yucca Mountain nuclear repository
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has criticized the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2010 decision to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository