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Environmental, Energy and Climate Change Law & Regulation Reporter


Science Advisory Board Recommends Overhaul of EPA Nutrient Criteria Guidance by Jennifer Abdella, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington,



Recent Investigations, Settlements, Penalties and Sanctions200


Circuit Court of Appeals:

D.C. Circuit Holds EPA’s Approval of Emission Limits on In-Use Non-Road Engines Within California Is Consistent with Clean Air Act Standards . .204

American Trucking Associations, Inc., v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ___F.3d___, Case No. 09-1090 (D.C. Cir. April 2, 2010).

Second Circuit Holds Mosquito-Control Dredging Activities Lawful under the Clean Water Act206

Peconic Baykeeper, Inc. v. Suffolk County, New York, ___F.3d___, Case No. 09-0097 (2nd Cir. 2010).

Seventh Circuit Enforces Pollution Exclusion in CGL Policy Concerning Groundwater Contamination Arising from Gasoline Leak208

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, ___F.3d___, Case No. 09-2519 (7th Cir. 2010).

District Court:

District Court Refuses to Stay Citizen Suit under the Clean Water Act Pending State Court Approval of Stipulated Agreement210

Domino v. Didion Ethanol, LLC, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 09-CV-213-BBC (W.D. Wis. April 5, 2010).

District Court Imposes Strict Requirements for Discharges in the Florida Everglades212

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians v. U.S., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case Nos. 04-21448, 04-CV-22072, 05-CV-20663 (S.D. Fla. April 14, 2010).

District Court Finds Former Property Owner Not Liable for Contamination under RCRA or CWA Based on the Mere Presence of Pollutants214

Mervis Industries, Inc. v. PPG Industries, Inc, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 1:09-cv-0633-SEB-JMS (S.D. Ind. 2010).

District Court Determines State Order Regarding PCE/TCE Cleanup Does Not Bar Citizen Suit under RCRA Regarding Same Contamination216

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. County of Dickson, Tennessee, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No.3:08-0229 (M.D. Tenn. April 1, 2010).

District Court Holds Corps’ Decision to Limit Project Analysis to Waters Subject to the Clean Water Act Is Entitled to Deference218

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ___F.Supp.2d___ Case No. 1:09 CV 588 (N.D. Ohio 2010).

District Court Excludes Evidence of Prior Criminal RCRA Conviction from Current Criminal Environmental Trial220

U.S. v. Hoffman, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 5:09-cr-00216 (S.D. W.Va. April 5, 2010).