January 18, 2021

Volume XI, Number 18

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January 18, 2021

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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
16
Jan
Army Corps Finalizes Certain Nationwide Permits Two Years Ahead of Schedule Van Ness Feldman LLP
15
Jan
U.S. Army Corps Issues Final Nationwide Permits for Aquaculture K&L Gates
15
Jan
EPA Issues TSCA Section 4 Test Orders for Nine Chemicals Undergoing Risk Evaluation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
15
Jan
Energy & Sustainability: What to Expect from the 117th Congress and the Biden Administration Mintz
15
Jan
EPA and OSHA Sign MOU for Implementing TSCA Section 5 and Sharing CBI Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
14
Jan
A New Agenda: Significant Changes in U.S. Environmental Policy Are Expected in 2021 Foley & Lardner LLP
14
Jan
Textile Industry Faces Increasing Global Pressures Regarding Climate Disclosures, Green Marketing, and Human Rights in 2021 Beveridge & Diamond PC
14
Jan
California Proposes New Amendments to Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Keller and Heckman LLP
14
Jan
Proposed Amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations in Canada Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
14
Jan
EPA Proposes Changes to TSCA Fee Rule Keller and Heckman LLP
14
Jan
Idaho Attorney General Pumps Brakes on Gas Sales Proskauer Rose LLP
14
Jan
Final Risk Evaluation for 1,4-Dioxane Finds Unreasonable Risk to Workers for Certain Uses Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
14
Jan
Proposals to Expand Basel Convention Controls on Circular Economy Trade Beveridge & Diamond PC
14
Jan
Australian Productivity Commission Releases Final Report Into Regulation of the Resources Sector K&L Gates
13
Jan
Asbestos Reporting and Regulation to be a TSCA Focal Point for EPA in 2021 Hunton Andrews Kurth
13
Jan
Prop 65 Changes Will Disrupt Business Compliance Planning CMBG3 Law
13
Jan
Anticipated Renewable Energy and Environmental Policy Changes in the New Administration Polsinelli PC
13
Jan
USDA Announces Intent to Transfer Regulatory Authority Over Animal Biotechnology from FDA to USDA Beveridge & Diamond PC
12
Jan
SCCS Opinion on the Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics Includes Prioritized List of Nanomaterials for Risk Assessment Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
12
Jan
WARNING: California Prop 65 Enforcement of THC Listing from CBD Products Became Effective January 3, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

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