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Federal agencies publish proposed rule on use of biobased products
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

The U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have jointly published a proposed rule that would require contractors to report their use of biobased products composed of renewable plant, animal, marine, or forestry materialsin service and construction projects


DOE report critical of Hanford sludge removal project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

A recent Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General (IG) report has criticized the agency's management of a project plan to treat radioactive sludge at the Hanford, Washington, site near Richland


Federal court dismisses challenge to Oregon water pipeline
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

A federal court in Oregon has dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval of a federal loan for a water pipeline


Transportation agencies violated NEPA by approving $800-million toll road, says Fourth Circuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT ) and the Federal Highway Administration (FH A) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when they approved an $800-million toll road project near Charlotte, N.C


USDA final rule amends “BioPreferred” list
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule that adds eight categories of bio-based products to its “BioPreferred” list, which allows federal agencies to give preferential treatment to those products when making procurement decisions


D.C. Circuit upholds FERC decision not to place restrictions on hydroelectric project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s challenge to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision not to place restrictions on a hydroelectric dam located on the Klamath River in Oregon and California; the tribe holds fishing rights in the river


GSA seeks new sustainable technologies to test in federal buildings
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has published a request for information seeking information from commercial organizations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations on new sustainable-building technologies and practices to test in federal buildings


Eleventh Circuit rejects NEPA challenge to Florida bridge project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court decision rejecting a challenge under the National Environmental Policy Act to the construction of a highway bridge in Martin County, Florida


State coalition sues EPA over failure to finalize PM2.5 standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

The City of San Francisco has sued the U.S. Department of Transportation alleging that the agency’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration was negligent in supervising state regulatory agencies and public utilities, which left gas pipeline operators in California unregulated, and purportedly contributed to a natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion


USDA designates additional biobased product categories for preferred procurement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a final rule designating 13 new biobased product categories that are eligible for preferred federal procurement