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German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


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


D.C. Circuit nixes challenges to E15 waiver; plaintiffs lacked standing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of standing challenges by three trade associations to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waiver that allows the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for use in motor vehicles manufactured after 2001


South Carolina Supreme Court determines state lacked authority to approve dredging project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) lacked authority to approve a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water-quality certification for a project to deepen the Savannah River


Fifth Circuit affirms ruling that Corps is liable for Katrina damage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) liable to several Louisiana property owners for its negligent work maintaining a shipping channel between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, which purportedly caused billions of dollars in damage as the result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005


D.C. Circuit rules Transportation Board has NEPA authority
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has the authority to require an environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA when it considers whether to approve a railroad company merger


Federal court imposes $3 million fine on ship management company
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2010

A federal judge in Maryland has sentenced a ship management company to pay a $3 million criminal fine and $1 million in organizational community service payments that will fund various marine environmental projects for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act


Ninth Circuit upholds California’s offshore pollution rules
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels


Fifth Circuit agrees with Coast Guard refusal to reimburse from federal oil spill trust funds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a U.S. Coast Guard decision denying reimbursement from a federal oil spill liability trust account to a company involved in a 27,000-gallon spill in the Neches River in Texas in 2004


Shipping firms sentenced to pay $1 million criminal fine
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

A federal court in Louisiana has sentenced four corporations which owned and operated a fleet of vessels that regularly visited New Orleans to pay a $1 million criminal fine; the court also prohibited them from doing business in the United States for five years for repeated ocean dumping violations