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D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC’s Limited Impacts Analysis in NEPA Documents Addressing Greenhouse Gases
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2016

On June 28, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a pair of decisions upholding the Federal Energy Regulatory


D.C. Circuit Rejects Environmental Challenges to FERC LNG Permitting, Points Litigants to DOE
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

In a positivealbeit limiteddecision for proponents of LNG exports, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected environmental challenges


Environmental group sues Ohio state agency to obtain drilling plans on public lands
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

An environmental group has sued the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR), under the Ohio Public Records Act, seeking to force the agency to turn over records relating to plans to allow oil and gas drilling in state parks and other public lands


Federal court refuses to dismiss challenge to EPA’s delay of boiler emissions rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2011

A federal court in the District of Columbia has rejected EPA’s argument that a challenge to the agency’s delay in promulgating the boiler emissions rule should have been brought in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals


Challenge to EPA's medical waste incineration rules rejected
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an industry challenge to EPA’s emissions standards for new and existing hospital, medical and infectious waste incinerators


Sierra Club wins challenge to RUS approvals of coop plant expansion
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2011

A federal district court has sided with the Sierra Club in a nearly four-year battle over approvals issued by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to a Kansas electric cooperative


Environmental groups sue coal company over alleged selenium discharges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2011

Three environmental groups have sued ICG Eastern LLC, the operator of a surface coal mine in West Virginia, alleging persistent violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act


Federal court upholds NRC permits at New York nuclear plant
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

A federal court in New York has granted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging the agency’s grant of an exemption from insulation standards to a nuclear plant in conjunction with permits to operate


NRC not required to hold hearing on need for EIS on risks of terrorist attack
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is not required to hold a closed hearing on its decision to forgo an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the potential effects of a terrorist attack before approving additional nuclear waste storage at a California power plant


Environmental groups sue EPA over alleged inaction on PM 2.5
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

Wild Earth Guardians and the Sierra Club have sued EPA in a federal court in California alleging that the agency has failed to take final action in a timely manner on at least six states' revised infrastructure state implementation plans (SIPs) and failed to submit a sufficient plan for 32 states for controlling fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) under the Clean Air Act (CAA