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Ship owner, chief engineer sentenced for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

A federal court in Alabama has sentenced an Italian shipping company and the chief engineer of one of its ships for deliberately falsifying records to conceal discharges of oily wastewater from the ship into the sea


Petitions challenging “decision” to abandon nuclear waste repository ruled premature
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed petitions for review filed by entities “that are home to sites that temporarily store spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste” to challenge recent federal actions indicating “a desire” to abandon the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada


Federal court dismisses RCRA claim, evidence insufficient to establish endangerment
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

A federal court in Colorado has ruled insufficient to establish imminent and substantial endangerment under RCRA evidence that a site's contamination exceeds state standards and that a state environmental agency is involved in a cleanup


Fifth Circuit vacates part of CAFO rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated portions of an EPA rule that addresses Clean Water Act (CWA) permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs


Energy company to pay $5.5 million CWA civil penalty for mine discharges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

A West Virginia energy company has agreed to pay a $5.5 million civil penalty for Clean Water Act (CWA) violations at six coal mines in the state


Fifth Circuit finds CERCLA recycling exemption no bar to claims under state law
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

According to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the CERCLA exemption of certain recyclers from liability for cleanup costs does not protect battery recyclers from lawsuits under state law


Ninth Circuit reverses order to destroy GM sugar beets
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision that ordered the destruction of a crop of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets


Federal court allows RCRA citizen suit to proceed without strict notice compliance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that the plaintiff owner of a shopping center in Pleasant Hill does not have to comply strictly with the notice requirements of RCRA to establish subject matter jurisdiction in a citizen suit alleging contamination of its property


Idaho couple sentenced for fraud in air emissions scheme
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

A federal judge has reportedly sentenced a Boise, Idaho, husband and wife for defrauding the state environmental agency by misleading it to win a contract to retrofit Idaho school buses with emissions-reduction equipment


D.C. Circuit finds challenge to FDA inaction on BPA petition in wrong court
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction over a petition asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, food containers and other materials likely to come into contact with food