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Federal Court defines land disposal and active management under RCRA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

A federal court in New York has adopted specific definitions for two common terms, "land disposal" and "active management," for purposes of a


EPA approves five new alternatives to ozone-depleting chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a determination of acceptability on May 17, 2013, identifying five new substitutes for


Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak


Generating station reheater replacement not exempted from NSR as RMRR
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

A Louisiana federal court has decided that an electricity generating station’s replacement of two primary reheaters could not reasonably be exempted from New Source Review under the Clean Air Act as routine maintenance, repair or replacement


Seventh Circuit rules laches no bar to breach of contract for failure to remove contaminants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a landowner who sold property to The Nature Conservancy but failed to remove contaminants as required by the sales contract cannot bar a breach of contract claim by asserting laches as a defense


Louisiana court finds settlement of environmental enforcement actions triggers insurance coverage
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

The Louisiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a commercial pollution legal liability policy covered at least some costs to be incurred in connection


Environmental groups sue EPA, Coast Guard over chemicals used in oil spill cleanups
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2012

Three environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard alleging that chemicals the agencies use to clean up oil spills damage the habitat of endangered species


Louisiana Supreme Court reduces damages in chemical exposure case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2010

The Louisiana Supreme Court has slashed damage awards to members of a class exposed to a chemical leak from a plant, ruling that the awards were too high for the plaintiffs' injuries


Defective notice dooms RCRA citizen suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a RCRA citizen suit against Omya, Inc. for failure to meet RCRA’s notice requirements


Federal court vacates ESA counterpart regulations, reversing prior decision
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has reversed a 2006 decision by the same court and vacated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Joint Counterpart Consultation Regulations for National Fire Plan Projects (Counterpart Regulations