January 21, 2021

Volume XI, Number 21

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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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Jan
Flexible Spending Account Changes: Increased Flexibility for Elections and Use of Funds Varnum LLP
21
Jan
New Day for the US Conflict Minerals Rule Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Jan
FERC Issues Notice of Inquiry on Possible Expansion of Accounting and Reporting Requirements for Renewable Energy Assets Bracewell LLP
21
Jan
EPA Introduces Additional Action Items Under Its 2019 PFAS Action Plan Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
21
Jan
BREAKING: Richard Glick Appointed FERC Chairman Pierce Atwood LLP
21
Jan
One Last Conversation with EPA Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
21
Jan
To Kill a Mocking Bird - Trump Administration Finalizes Rule Narrowing Migratory Bird Treaty Act  K&L Gates
21
Jan
FERC Seeks Industry Input on Financial Assurances for Hydro Projects Bracewell LLP
21
Jan
Proposition 65: OEHHA Proposes Significant Changes to “Short-Form” Warnings Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Jan
Will Congress Rollback Trump Regulatory Actions to Advance the Biden Policy Agenda? Bracewell LLP
20
Jan
EPA and OSHA Sign MOU Regarding EPA’s Review of New Chemicals under TSCA Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Jan
New Memo Doubles Down and Bolsters Justice Department Positions on Limiting Supplemental Environmental Projects Hunton Andrews Kurth
20
Jan
EPA’s FY2020 Annual Enforcement Results Are In Hunton Andrews Kurth
20
Jan
California Announces Revised Proposition 65 Labeling & Marketing Regulations Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
20
Jan
EPA Issues Final Compliance Guide Addressing Surface Coatings under PFAS SNUR Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Jan
Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act Passed as Part of National Defense Authorization Act Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Jan
Building Relationships with Tribes And Operating On Reservation Lands: Lessons From FMC V. Shoshone K&L Gates
19
Jan
Pipeline Safety Update - Issue No. 163 Van Ness Feldman LLP
19
Jan
EPA Approved Texas NPDES Oil and Gas Program Authorization on January 15, 2021 Bracewell LLP
19
Jan
ESG in the First 100 Days? Schiff Hardin LLP

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