June 21, 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
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Jun
Are You Ready for the New Prop 65 Warnings? What Commercial Property Owners and Businesses Need to Understand to Be Prepared Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
20
Jun
The Undead is Given New Life – Welcome Resurrection of EPA’s Audit and Self Disclosure Policies Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20
Jun
Public Input on Superfund Task Force Recommendations – EPA Is Really Listening! Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20
Jun
Interim Deadline for Michigan PFAS Program Extended Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20
Jun
U.S. EPA Asks for Help Developing Blending Rule for POTWs – This Time, Do They Mean It? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20
Jun
More Challenges to WOTUS Rule, More States Under Court-Ordered Stays Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20
Jun
NY Bills to Ban/Tax Plastic Bags Remain in Committee; Session Ends Next Week Keller and Heckman LLP
20
Jun
Biosimilars in the Limelight – A Lot Has Happened Since January 2018 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
19
Jun
US EPA Releases Problem Formulation Documents for “First Ten” TSCA Risk Evaluations Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
19
Jun
EPA To Host Preparatory Meeting for Letter Peer Reviewers for EPA’s Exposure and Use Assessment and Human Health and Environmental Hazard Summary for Five PBT Chemicals Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
19
Jun
Loose Lips Sink Ships: Public Statements And The Contractual Rights To Renewable Energy Credits In Solar Power Purchase Agreements K&L Gates
19
Jun
Planning for a Catastrophe Jones Walker LLP
18
Jun
EPA and Army Announce Updated Guidance for Alaska’s Wetlands U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
18
Jun
Balancing The Interconnect: FERC Reforms Large Generator Interconnection Process In A Manner That Could Benefit Energy Storage K&L Gates
18
Jun
NYC Polystyrene Ban to Become Effective in 2019 Keller and Heckman LLP
17
Jun
First Amendment Still Trumps Prop 65 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
16
Jun
Full Steam Ahead: EPA Moves Forward with Key Initiative to Reduce Emissions at U.S. Ports Beveridge & Diamond PC
15
Jun
California Commercial Building Owners Required to Submit Energy Use Disclosures by June 1, 2018 Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
15
Jun
EPA to Publish NOA for WPS Training Materials; Employers Required to Provide Expanded Training within 180 Days Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
15
Jun
OEHHA Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Safe-Harbor Warnings for Pesticide Products under Prop 65 Keller and Heckman LLP

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