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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


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


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


Federal agencies publish proposed rule on use of biobased products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

The U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have jointly published a proposed rule that would require contractors to report their use of biobased products composed of renewable plant, animal, marine, or forestry materialsin service and construction projects


Interim rule requires federal contractors to support EMS goals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

An interim rule published by the U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration requires federal contractors to “support the goals of an agency’s environmental management system (EMS).” 76 Fed. Reg. 31,395 (53111


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


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


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


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