December 11, 2018

Energy, Climate, and Environmental Law News

Environmental and energy laws intersect routinely with businesses, in many different niches and industries. From companies developing solar energy systems, to a small business selling all-natural, organic foods, these industries collide with legislation and court precedents, and companies must be aware of the regulations impacting their businesses. Visitors to the National Law Review will come across industry news, agency news, and local legislation as well as litigation as it relates to the areas of energy and environmental law.

EPA and other Governmental Environmental Agencies and Legislation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), the Clean Air and Water Acts, Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment, and Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA), are agencies that the National Law Review covers.  Additionally, the implications of the Endangered Species Act and implications of the changes to this long-standing legislation is analyzed by the legal experts at the National Law Review.

Alternative Energy Production

Additionally, biobased energy production, and alternative energy production, including regulations, tax credits, and upcoming legislation are also extensively covered by the National Law Review.  Industry developments, legal developments in the energy sector, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and renewable energy reform and legislation, are among the topics visitors can read about online. Developments in coal, geothermal, solar, wind, hydroelectric, and natural gas both in the US and internationally are also updated on the website.

Environmental Litigation in Federal and State Courts

Many environmental issues and regulations find their way to the courtroom, as different agencies and environmental groups fight for their various interests.  Litigation covering the Clean Water Act and how it is enforced, as well as litigation on CERCLA and Superfund site clean-up costs and environmental litigation brought by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Climate Change and the Environment

Climate change has been a major factor in environmental legal issues, as the impacts of climate change are felt and there is increasing public pressure for companies and governments to pay attention to its devastating effects. The National Law Review provides coverage of corporate responses to climate  changecreative litigation for the benefit of children and the responses to climate change and coverage of world agreements, like the Paris Agreement,  and President Trump’s controversial withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Date Title Organization
11
Dec
EPA Releases “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) Replacement Rule Proposal Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
11
Dec
Two Federal Courts Issue Decisions Against EPA “Suspension” Rule, Reviving and Protecting Obama-era Waters Rule Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Dec
Midwest Businesses Could See Waste-Tracking Cost Savings from Illinois EPA Proposal Schiff Hardin LLP
9
Dec
EPA Withdraws SNUR for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
7
Dec
DOE Announces Funding for New Projects and Biomass Conversion Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
7
Dec
EPA Renewable Fuels and DOE Manufacturing Challenge Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
7
Dec
Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Call For Nominations Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
7
Dec
International Government Environmental Plans: EU and Canada Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
6
Dec
Proposed Amendments to Prop 65 Retail Seller Responsibilities Section 25600.2 (Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product Exposure Warnings) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
6
Dec
Massachusetts SMART Solar Program Opens Pierce Atwood LLP
6
Dec
New York Single Service Expanded Polystyrene Ban Takes Effect on January 1, 2019 Keller and Heckman LLP
5
Dec
Justices Request the Government’s Views on CWA Discharge Cases Beveridge & Diamond PC
5
Dec
EPA Issues Interim Final Rule on Collection of Recalled Airbags under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations, Potentially Providing a Framework for Management of Other Recalled Products Beveridge & Diamond PC
5
Dec
First Punch: Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled Settle with SEC Over Unlawful Touting of ICOs Proskauer Rose LLP
4
Dec
Making Room for Electric Storage: RTOS/ISOS Propose Changes to Their Market Rules to Comply with FERC Order 841 K&L Gates
4
Dec
Unanimous Supreme Court Vacates Fifth Circuit Affirmance of ESA Critical Habitat Listing Beveridge & Diamond PC
4
Dec
EPA Will Withdraw SNUR for Carbon Nanomaterial (Generic) Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
3
Dec
Energy Trends: Is EPA Entering Its “Development Phase” for Important Oil and Gas Rules? Beveridge & Diamond PC
3
Dec
Prop 65 Proposed Amendments Transfers Warning Information Through the Supply Chain Keller and Heckman LLP
3
Dec
SCOTUS Says Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right for Dusky Gopher Frog Mintz

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