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Environmental, Energy and Climate Change Law & Regulation Reporter


Is Going Green Worth It? The Legal Complexities and Challenges to Building ‘Green by Scott Ditfurth and Danielle Sakai, Best Best 191


Recent Investigations, Settlements, Penalties and Sanctions197


Circuit Court of Appeals:

Eighth Circuit Holds CERCLA Section 113 Is Exclusive Remedy for Party Seeking Recovery of Response Costs Incurred Pursuant to Approved Settlement202

Morrison Enterprises, LLC v. Dravo Corp., ___F.3d___, Case No. 10-1468 (8th Cir. Apr. 5, 2011).

Fourth Circuit Awards Attorney’s Fees in Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Claim for Procedural Victory203

Southern Alliance For Clean Energy v. Duke Energy Carolinas LLC, ___F.3d___, Case Nos. 08-2370, 09-1928, 09-2113 (4th Cir. Apr. 14, 2011).

District Court:

District Court Denies Insurer’s Attempt to Recover CERCLA Damages because Insured Was Never a ‘Claimant’205

Chubb Custom Insurance Company v. Space Systems/Loral, Inc., et al., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 5:09-CV-04485 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 20, 2011).

District Court Denies RCRA Motion to Amend for Failure to Comply with Notice Requirements208

Enns Pontiac, Buick & Gmc Truck v. Flores, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 1:07-Cv-01043-Oww-Dlb (E.D. Cal. Apr. 20, 2011).

District Court Holds Army Corps’ Planning Decisions Unfit for Review under the Clean Water Act’s Citizen-Suit Provision210

Holy Cross Neighborhood Association v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 03-370 (E.D. La. Mar. 29, 2011).

District Court Strictly Enforces Sixty-Day Notice Prior to Filing Suit under CERCLA, RCRA, and the CWA212

LM Nursing Service, Inc. v. Ferriera, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 09-cv-43-SJM-DLM (D. R.I. Mar. 30, 2011).

District Court Finds Ambiguous Settlement Agreement Precludes Summary Judgment on Subsequent CERCLA Contribution Action213

Rococo Associates, Inc. v. Award Packaging Corp., ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 06-CV-0975 (E.D. N.Y. Mar. 30, 2011).

District Court Finds RCRA Statue of Limitations on Failure to Pay Civil Penalty Runs From Delinquency Date215

U.S. v. Dearborn Refining Company, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 09-CV-13597 (E.D. Mich. Mar 31, 2011).

District Court Finds Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Had ‘Feasible Alternatives’ to Discharging Raw Sewage into Territorial Waters216

U.S. v. Government of the Virgin Islands, ___F.Supp.2d___, Case No. 1984-104 (D. V.I. Mar. 31, 2011).