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BP exploration Alaska to pay $25 million civil penalty for North Slope oil spill
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

Under the terms of a proposed consent decree, BP Exploration Alaska, Inc


Third Circuit upholds dismissal of hazardous-waste tort claims as time barred
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of nuisance, negligence and strict liability claims seeking damages for alleged diminution of property values, finding the action barred by the applicable statute of limitations


USDA sued over refusal to allow agency employees to testify
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the agency’s refusal to allow U.S. Forest Service employees to testify in a lawsuit seeking up to $1 billion in damages allegedly caused by a 2007 forest fire


Toxic tortstate CERCLA: Vermont court rules migration of contaminants alone is insufficient to prove public nuisance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that the offsite migration of contaminants is insufficient, in itself, to establish a public nuisance


Federal court orders DOI to act on pending deepwater drilling permit applications
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

A federal court in Louisiana has ordered the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to act within 30 days on six pending permit applications for deepwater exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, Ensco Offshore Co. v. Salazar, No. 10-1941 (E.D. La. 51011


EPA agrees to finalize NAAQS for PM-2.5 and ozone for Los Angeles basin
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2011

In a consent decree approved by a federal court in California on February 8, 2011, EPA agreed to finalize nonattainment designations for the 1997 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particulates (PM-2


Second Circuit rules state environmental laws not preempted by federal aviation laws
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2011

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that federal aviation laws do not preempt Connecticut environmental laws and related municipal ordinances that require an airport to obtain a permit to cut down trees in nearby wetlands


Electricity generator agrees to reduce emissions and phase out coal-fired facilities
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2013

Parties to a 2007 consent decree, including American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), eight states


Prison, fine and restitution ordered for seller of bogus Renewable Fuel ID Numbers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Texas man who ran a biodiesel company that allegedly sold some $42 million worth of Renewable Fuel


Alaska Supreme Court weighs in on oil and gas planning
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected claims by environmentalists and Native American groups that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is