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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
25
Feb
New York’s Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act Sends Positive Signals to Renewable Energy Developers, and Revamps Renewable Siting Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Feb
ECHA Urges Companies to Provide More Data on Nanoforms Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
24
Feb
EPA Releases Draft Risk Evaluation for Trichloroethylene Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
24
Feb
The Trillion Trees Initiative and Sustainability Schiff Hardin LLP
24
Feb
The CSB Adopts Final Accidental-Release Reporting Regulations Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
24
Feb
CALIFORNIA MANDATORY SOLAR UPDATE: First Community Solar Program Approved by California Energy Commission Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
24
Feb
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Application of Fair Share Act to Strict Liability Asbestos Claims Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
Feb
Poland Set to Become One of the Biggest Offshore Wind Centres in Europe: 10GW of New Capacity to Be Awarded CFDs by 2028 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Feb
EPA Releases Proposed Supplemental SNUR on LCPFAC Chemical Substances Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
21
Feb
Cal/OSHA Standards Board Approves Nighttime Outdoor Agricultural Regulations Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
21
Feb
IRS Releases Initial Section 45Q Carbon Sequestration Credit Guidance McDermott Will & Emery
21
Feb
BRAG Biobased Products Blog: February 21, 2020 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
21
Feb
EPA Publishes Final List of Low-Priority Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under TSCA Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Feb
EPA Registers New Uses for Existing Products to Help Reduce the Spread of Candida auris Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Feb
Natural Gas Compressor Facility Shut Down After Ransomware Attack Robinson & Cole LLP
20
Feb
EPA Releases Final Review Plan for Certain CBI Claims under TSCA Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
20
Feb
Several U.S. and State Legislatures Propose Changes to State Bottle Bills and Advocate for a National Bottle Bill Keller and Heckman LLP
20
Feb
Fiscal Year 2021 President’s Budget Request: Function 150 Account Highlights Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Feb
OSW’s Loss of Capacity Payments Under FERC’s Recent PJM Order Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
19
Feb
NIOSH Publishes Science Blog Item on Nano- and Microplastics in the Workplace Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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