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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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May
Revised FERC Policy on ROE and Proxy Group Composition May Have Positive Impacts for Pipelines Van Ness Feldman LLP
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May
COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Relief from Environmental Regulation May Go Hand in Glove K&L Gates
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May
U.S. EPA Proposes Rule That Would Transform the Guidance Process Foley & Lardner LLP
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May
EPA Issues Final Report on Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management Hunton Andrews Kurth
26
May
EPA Proposes Landmark Rule Setting General Requirements and Procedures for Guidance Documents Keller and Heckman LLP
23
May
New Policy on Reliability of the National Electrical System (NES) in Mexico Foley & Lardner LLP
22
May
Republican Senators Request “Start of Construction” Relief Under Sections 45 and 48 for COVID-Related Delays, Including “Continuous Efforts” Rule for Physical Work Projects Mintz
22
May
Study Analyzes Existing Research on Dermal Absorption of Nanomaterials Used in Consumer Products and at Workplaces Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
U.S. Air Force Synthetic Biology Challenge Deadline Approaches Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
Final SECURE Rule Will Update and Modernize USDA’s Biotechnology Regulations Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
USDA Issues Biobased Manufacturing Program Rule In Final Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
Commonwealth Court’s Invalidation of Pennsylvania PUC Defined Terms – Potential Net Metering Implications Greenberg Traurig, LLP
22
May
U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bioeconomy Act Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
Heavy-Duty Truck and Engine Regulation by US EPA and CARB: Agency Rulemaking in the COVID-19 Era Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
May
Court Awards Prejudgment Interest For Time Before And After Arbitration Award Hunton Andrews Kurth
22
May
EPA Approves Addition Of New Cleaning Ingredients Submitted By ACI Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
22
May
Political Debate Heats Up Over Private Financial Institutions and the Fossil Fuel Industry Amidst COVID-19 Economic Uncertainty Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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May
EPA Publishes 2020 Annual Plan for Chemical Risk Evaluations under TSCA Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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May
European Commission Announces Adoption of Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies Keller and Heckman LLP
22
May
COVID-19 in Conflict Minerals Reports — Update Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

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