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D.C. Circuit rejects challenge to EPA nationwide permit for discharges from ships
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge by commercial shipping industry trade associations to EPA’s nationwide Clean Water Act (CWA) permit governing discharges from ships


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


Failure to report barge leak is continuing criminal violation of PWSA, says Sixth Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

In a split decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a failure to promptly report a barge leak was a "continuing" criminal violation of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PSWA


Ninth Circuit majority rejects employee-driver provision of the Port of Los Angeles clean truck program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, has ruled that a Port of Los Angeles clean trucks-program element, which requires that trucking companies only use drivers who are company employees, is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administrative Authorization Act (Act


Federal court sentences Greek-owned shipping company for felony violations of ocean dumping laws
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

A federal court in California has reportedly ordered a Greek-owned shipping company to pay $650,000 for covering up the discharge of oily waste and sludge in violation of international and national oil pollution laws


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


Montana railroad project remanded to assess cumulative impacts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB ) failed to take the environmental impact “hard look” required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when it approved three applications to build railroad lines to haul coal in Montana


Shipping company to pay $2 million criminal fine for ocean dumping and false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2012

The Greek-based Ilios Shipping Co. S.A. has reportedly agreed to pay a $2-million criminal fine after pleading guilty in a federal court in Louisiana to charges that it violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and filed false statements with Coast Guard investigators


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


Florida shipping company sentenced for oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Miami, Florida-based shipping company to five years of probation and a $1-million fine after the company pleaded guilty to oil pollution and ballast water environmental crimes