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Environmental, Energy and Climate Change Law & Regulation Reporter


Recent Investigations, Settlements, Penalties and Sanctions227


Circuit Court of Appeals:

D.C. Circuit Denies Petition for Review of Revisions to National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead by EPA232

Coalition of Battery Recyclers Association v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ___F.3d___, Case No. 09-1011 (D.C. Cir. May 14, 2010).

District Court:

District Court Rejects Claim that EPA’s Interpretation of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Amounts to Final Agency


Arizona Mining Association v. Jackson, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 07-1054 (D. D.C. 2010).

District Court Finds City’s Contribution Claims against U.S. Barred by CERCLA § 113(H) and Sovereign Immunity237

City of Fresno v. U.S., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. CV-F-06-1559-OWW-TAG (E.D. Cal. 2010).

Faced with ‘Contradictory’ Allegations, District Court Dismisses ExxonMobil’s Contractual Indemnity Claims against Petroleum Sales and Distribution Facility240

ExxonMobil Oil Corp. v. Nicoletti Oil, Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 109-cv-01498 (E.D. Cal. May 18, 2010).

Emphasizing Dry Cleaning Manufacturer’s Lack of Affirmative Conduct, District Court Dismisses Claims under CERCLA, RCRA, HSAA, and Common Law242

Hinds Investments, L.P. v. Team Enterprises, Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. CV F 07-0703 (E.D. Cal. April 22, 2010).

District Court Concludes It May Abstain from

Enforcing Federal Environmental Laws—Dismisses Suit under RCRA and the CWA244

Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. v. NL Industries, Inc., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 09-4117 (D. N.J. May 28, 2010).

District Court Dismisses RCRA Claim Related to Pre-Enactement Activities246

Sullins, et al. v. ExxonMobil Corp., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 08-04927-Cw (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2010).

A Foie Gras ‘CAFO’ is Enjoined and Penalized for Clean Water Act Violations248

The Humane Society of the United States v. Hudson Valley Foie Gras, LLC., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 06 CV 6829, (S.D. N.Y. May 6, 2010).

District Court Holds Municipality’s Claims for Cleanup Damages Failed on Time Limitations and Could Not Be Saved by Other Theories251

Village of Depue, Illinois v. Viacom International, Inc., et al., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 08-cv-1272; 08-cv-1273 (C.D. Ill. May 12, 2010).

District Court Finds That PRP May Seek CERCLA Section 107 Claims from Third Party Despite Previous Unsuccessful Section 113 Claims by the U.S.Government253

U.S. v. Pharmacia Corporation et al., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 99-63-GPM (S.D. Ill. May 12, 2010).