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Environmental, Energy and Climate Change Law & Regulation Reporter


Recent Investigations, Settlements, Penalties and Sanctions131


Pennsylvania DEP Issues Guidance on Nutrient Pollution for Industrial Wastewater into Chesapeake Bay135


Circuit Court of Appeals:

Tenth Circuit Clarifies ‘Imminent and Substantial Endangerment’ Analysis under RCRA138

Crandall v. Denver, ___F.3d___, Case No. 08-1197 (10th Cir. Feb. 8, 2010).

District Court:

District Court Determines that Cost Recovery under CERCLA Section 107(A) Applies to Decommissioning and Remediation of Strontium-90 Contamination140

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, ­­­___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 1:09-CV-0821 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 1, 2010).

District Court Finds Association Has Standing to Bring Citizen’s Clean Air Act Enforcement Suit against Oil Company142

Concerned Citizens Around Murphy v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 08-4986 (E.D. La. Feb. 4, 2010).

District Court Allows the Corps to Proceed with the Delaware River Deepening Project—Rejects Motion for Injunctive Relief under the Clean Water, Clean Air or Coastal Zone Acts145

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 09-821-SLR (D. Del. 2010).

District Court Holds a Clean Water Act Claim CanNot Be Premised on the Possibility That a Pollutant Might End Up in Navigable Waters147

George v. Reisdorf Bros., Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 08-CV-00424(M), slip op. (W.D. N.Y. Feb. 10, 2010).

District Court Clarifies Grounds for Preliminary Injunctions under RCRA150

REV 973 LLC v. Mouren-Laurens, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 98-10690, (C.D. Cal. 2010).

District Court Finds that Poultry Litter Is Not a ‘Solid Waste’ under the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act152

State of Oklahoma, v. Tyson Foods, Inc., et al., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 05-CV-329-GFK (N.D. Ok, Feb. 17, 2010).

District Court Refuses to Expand ‘Owner’ and ‘Operator’ Liability under CERCLA154

Veolia Es Special Services, Inc. v. Hiltop Investments Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 3:07-0153 (S.D. W.V. Feb. 18, 2010).

District Court Finds Owner of Equipment a CERCLA Responsible Party Because He Had a ‘Connection’ to the Facility at the Time of the Release155

U.S. v. Saporito, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 07 C 3169, (ND Ill, Feb. 9, 2010).