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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


Challenge to DOD procurement of fuel from Canadian oil sands rejected for lack of standing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2011

A federal court in Virginia has ruled that an environmental group lacks standing to challenge the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) procurement of fuel from Canadian oil sands


Former waste company executive sentenced to 50 months in prison for fraud
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2011

A former waste-company executive was reportedly sentenced to serve 50 months in prison for fraud arising from his participation in a multimilliondollar kickback scheme involving contracts for a New Jersey CERCLA site and for impeding a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC ) investigation


NEPA challenge to demolition project dismissed over lack of federal funding
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2011

A federal court in Pennsylvania has dismissed a challenge to a Pittsburgh demolition project because the court found no federal involvement with the project


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


Transportation agencies violated NEPA by approving $800-million toll road, says Fourth Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT ) and the Federal Highway Administration (FH A) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when they approved an $800-million toll road project near Charlotte, N.C


USDA proposes guideline amendments for designating bio-based products for procurement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (US DA) has published new proposed US DA Bio-Preferred program guidelines that will expand the agency’s ability to designate bio-based products for procurement


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


Environmental groups sue EPA over alleged inaction on PM 2.5
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

Wild Earth Guardians and the Sierra Club have sued EPA in a federal court in California alleging that the agency has failed to take final action in a timely manner on at least six states' revised infrastructure state implementation plans (SIPs) and failed to submit a sufficient plan for 32 states for controlling fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) under the Clean Air Act (CAA


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