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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


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


Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator


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


EPA to re-examine ballast water treatment standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

EPA has agreed to re-examine ballast water treatment standards in a settlement agreement with several environmental groups after two years of litigation


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


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


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


Ninth Circuit blocks Alaska highway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision that struck down the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) record of decision and the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to grant a right of way for an access project adding 51 miles to an Alaska highway


Federal court fines shipping companies $2.4 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly ordered two shipping companies to pay a total of $2.4 million in criminal fines after they pleaded guilty to four felony counts for multiple deliberate releases of waste oil and plastic garbage into the ocean from a cargo ship over a period of nine months