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EPA seeks litigation hold pending review of hydraulic-fracturing emission rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed an unopposed motion to put on hold various challenges to its New Source Performance


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


Iowa utility to eliminate coal combustion at multiple sites to resolve CAA citizen suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

MidAmerican Energy Co. has announced that it settled a Clean Air Act (CAA) citizen suit brought by the Sierra Club. Sierra Club v. MidAmerican Energy


RCRA citizen-suit notice need not specify date of violation if contaminant releases are ongoing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that it is unnecessary, in a RCRA citizensuit notice, for the plaintiff to specify the date on which the alleged violation(s) occurred if the notice asserts an ongoing release of contaminants


Federal court finds motion to add RCRA claim to CERCLA lawsuit provides insufficient notice
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

A federal court in California has denied plaintiff's motion to add RCRA claims to a CERCLA lawsuit, ruling that plaintiff's notice to defendants was insufficient


Ninth Circuit blocks Alaska highway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision that struck down the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) record of decision and the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to grant a right of way for an access project adding 51 miles to an Alaska highway


Seventh Circuit revives RCRA citizen suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court's dismissal of a RCRA citizen suit, ruling that it could proceed despite state-agency enforcement actions against the same alleged violator, including state-court claims pre-dating the RCRA action


Ninth Circuit rules EPA violated APA in approving California’s San Joaquin Valley SIP
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of a 2004 state implementation plan (SIP) for California’s San Joaquin Valley, ruling that the agency’s approval relied on outdated emissions data and violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA


Federal court vacates ESA counterpart regulations, reversing prior decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has reversed a 2006 decision by the same court and vacated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Joint Counterpart Consultation Regulations for National Fire Plan Projects (Counterpart Regulations


Federal court rules EPA referral of citizen complaint insufficient to constitute CERCLA action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

A federal court in California has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) referral to county authorities of a citizen complaint regarding groundwater contamination is not sufficient to constitute a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) action that would preclude state-law tort claims