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Federal Circuit holds energy department to nuclear waste contracts
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) could not avoid the consequences of breaching its contracts


EPA proposes greenhouse gas emissions limits for new power plants
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a proposed rule that would set new source performance standards for emissions of carbon dioxide from new power plants


State court thwarts Texas wind farm condemnation
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

A Texas state court has ruled that Lone Star Transmission, LLC could not condemn an easement across private property to build part of a transmission line for wind-generated electricity


Environmentalists sue to obtain N.Y. rulemaking documents relating to hydraulic fracturing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

The Environmental Working Group has sued the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and Governor Mario Cuomo, seeking access to records that petitioner claims were withheld from responses to requests made under the state’s Freedom of Information Law


Federal court holds EPA cannot be liable for fraudulent renewable fuel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2012

A federal court in Texas has denied a motion to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a third-party defendant in ongoing litigation involving allegedly fraudulent renewable fuel credits under the renewable fuel standard program of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007


Federal judge overrules global warming challenges to Wyoming coal leases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has rejected challenges under the National Environmental Policy Act to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) decision to lease two public tracts in Wyoming for coal mining operations


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


IG report critical of EPA’s efforts on energy star program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2010

A recent EPA Inspector General (IG) report has criticized the agency's efforts in implementing the voluntary Energy Star Program, which was designed to help businesses and individuals enhance energy efficiency


EPA to propose revisions to emissions standards for stationary combustion turbines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the new source performance standards (NSPS) for stationary gas turbines and stationary combustion turbines


Ninth Circuit upholds USFS restriction of vehicular traffic
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld U.S. Forest Service limits on vehicular traffic in the California Eldorado National Forest against claims that the rules interfere with mining in the area