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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


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


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


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


State coalition sues EPA over failure to finalize PM2.5 standard
  • 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


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


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


USDA final rule amends “BioPreferred” list
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule that adds eight categories of bio-based products to its “BioPreferred” list, which allows federal agencies to give preferential treatment to those products when making procurement decisions


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


Final rule requiring contractors to report purchases of biobased products published
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GS A) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have jointly published a final rule that requires government contractors to report their purchases of biobased products under service and construction contracts