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Federal court allows Minneapolis-St. Paul light-rail project but orders detailed EIS
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

A federal court in Minnesota has ruled that a $957-million light-rail project linking downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul may proceed but also ordered governmental agencies to conduct a more detailed environmental impact statement (EIS


Road construction contractor agrees to pay $735,000 to resolve stormwater discharge claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2013

The prime contractor for an Oregon Department of Transportation project on U.S. Highway 20 has agreed to pay a $735,000 penalty to resolve


Air: EPA issues amendments to transportation conformity rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule amending its transportation conformity rule that sets out detailed procedures for states and local governments to ensure that transportation projects do not contribute to violations of revised air quality standards for particulate matter


DOE report critical of Hanford sludge removal project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

A recent Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General (IG) report has criticized the agency's management of a project plan to treat radioactive sludge at the Hanford, Washington, site near Richland


D.C. Circuit upholds FERC decision not to place restrictions on hydroelectric project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s challenge to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision not to place restrictions on a hydroelectric dam located on the Klamath River in Oregon and California; the tribe holds fishing rights in the river


GSA seeks new sustainable technologies to test in federal buildings
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has published a request for information seeking information from commercial organizations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations on new sustainable-building technologies and practices to test in federal buildings


Federal court dismisses challenge to Oregon water pipeline
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

A federal court in Oregon has dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of a federal loan for a water pipeline


IG report critical of EPA over contract costs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Office of Inspector General (IG) has issued a report criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) concerning fixed-price contracts


San Francisco sues DOT over natural gas pipeline explosion
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The City of San Francisco has sued the U.S. Department of Transportation alleging that the agency’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration was negligent in supervising state regulatory agencies and public utilities, which left gas pipeline operators in California unregulated, and purportedly contributed to a natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion


Eleventh Circuit rejects NEPA challenge to Florida bridge project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court decision rejecting a challenge under the National Environmental Policy Act to the construction of a highway bridge in Martin County, Florida