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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
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Sep
European Commission Launches Roadmap for Sustainable Products Initiative to Usher in New Era of Product Regulatory Requirements Beveridge & Diamond PC
19
Sep
EFSA Calls for Grant Proposals on the Use of NAMs for the Hazard Assessment of Cellulose Nanofibers Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
18
Sep
Six Takeaways: Developing and Financing Offshore Wind – Challenges and Opportunities McDermott Will & Emery
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Sep
SEC Amends Environmental Disclosure Requirements Hunton Andrews Kurth
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Sep
A Call to Internalize Greenhouse Gas Cost Externalities: CFTC Subcommittee Publishes First-of-Its-Kind Report Regarding Climate Change's Impact on Financial Markets Katten
18
Sep
EPA Proposes New, More Flexible Clean Water Act Affordability Guidance for Public Utilities Beveridge & Diamond PC
18
Sep
Senate ENR Committee Holds Hearing on FERC Commissioner Nominees K&L Gates
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Sep
A NanoBCA Retrospective — A Conversation with Vincent Caprio [PODCAST] Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
17
Sep
Against a Backdrop of Litigation, EPA Prepares a New Rule to Address Interstate Air Pollution Hunton Andrews Kurth
17
Sep
CA Legislature Passes First-in-the-Country Requirement for Recycled Content in Plastic Bottles Keller and Heckman LLP
16
Sep
EPA Releases Final Rule Intended to Promote Transparency in Developing Regulatory Guidance Documents Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Sep
Ninth Circuit, in Narrow Holding, Limits Amount Recoverable in CERCLA Contribution Claim to Response Costs Already Incurred Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Sep
China Tariffs: Court of International Trade Lawsuit Challenges Section 301 Tariffs Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
16
Sep
EPA Expands NPL List - Is Your Company a Potentially Responsible Party? K&L Gates
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Sep
EPA Seeks Participants for Small Business Advocacy Review Panels on Methylene Chloride and 1-BP Risk Management Rulemakings Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Sep
How Do The Changes to the UK Insolvency Laws Apply to Energy Companies? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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Sep
Services Propose Definition of Habitat for ESA Regulations Hunton Andrews Kurth
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Sep
Leave for Oregon’s Volunteer Emergency Responders During Unprecedented Wildfires Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Sep
PFAS Lawsuit In New Jersey Provides Sweeping Allegations CMBG3 Law
15
Sep
Senate ENR Hearing Slated for FERC Nominees K&L Gates

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