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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


Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain


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


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


Federal court rules that ocean-dumping law and regs provide fair notice of proscribed conduct
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has refused to dismiss criminal ocean-dumping charges against a commercial fishing company and two men serving as chief engineer, thereby rejecting defendants’ argument that the criminal indictment failed to state a clear offense under the law because the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and regulations did not clearly enough define certain terms


Corps sued over Alaska railway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the proposed Port MacKenzie rail-extension project for further consideration of environmental impacts, additional opponents separately sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to overturn the Clean Water Act (CWA) permit the Corps granted for the project


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


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


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


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