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D.C. Circuit overturns EPA fine particulate matter standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) revised fine particulate matter national ambient


EPA rejects application of summit decision beyond states within the Sixth Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

In a memorandum issued December 21, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that it would follow a Sixth Circuit decision involving


Dry-cleaning machine manufacturer not liable under CERCLA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

A federal court in California has determined that the manufacturer of a dry-cleaning machine is not liable under the Comprehensive Environmental


Ninth Circuit lifts stay on Alaska railway extension project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on a $272-million railway extension project in Alaska


Tenth Circuit upholds permit for intermodal rail facility
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) permit for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF ) rail yard in Gardner, Kansas, against claims that the permit violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) and Clean Water Act (CW A


Ninth Circuit denies petition to reconsider Kivalina decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for an en banc hearing to reconsider its decision not to revive the Alaskan Village of Kivalina’s public nuisance lawsuit alleging that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from several energy companies caused global warming which melted sea ice that once protected the village from fall and winter storms


Federal court rules water releases too small to require remediation may yield CERCLA liability at downstream locations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

A federal court in Wisconsin has ruled that companies which discharged polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into a reservoir that feeds the lower Fox River in Wisconsin can be liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for cleanup costs in the Lower Fox, even though their individual discharges would not result in response costs


Fifth Circuit rules DOI may reissue Gulf deepwater drilling moratorium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to hold the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) in contempt for issuing a new drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after its prior moratorium had been enjoined by a federal district court


EPA settles air complaint with Chicago smelter
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Illinois have entered a proposed consent decree with H. Kramer & Co. to resolve alleged Clean Air


Federal court upholds challenge to biotech crops in wildlife refuges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) authorization to plant biotech corn and soybeans on 44,000 acres within region four National Wildlife Refuge System lands in the Southeast