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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
14
Jul
Massachusetts Approves $550K in Combined Settlements Against Cannabis Companies for Improper Use of Pesticides Beveridge & Diamond PC
14
Jul
Electric Transmission and Distribution Utilities and FERC COVID-19 Relief Bracewell LLP
13
Jul
U.S. Supreme Court finds Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Reservation Remains Intact For Purposes of Criminal Jurisdiction Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Jul
EPA Finalizes Comprehensive Changes to its CWA Water Quality Certifications Rule Pierce Atwood LLP
10
Jul
Industry Associations Petition EPA to Develop Risk Management Procedural Rule under TSCA Section 6 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
10
Jul
Washington State Department of Ecology Releases First-Ever Water Quality Standards Variances for PCBs K&L Gates
10
Jul
Agency Guidance and EO 13891 – What’s “active” and what’s “rescinded”? Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Jul
COVID-19: EPA Announces Termination of COVID-19 Enforcement Policy Pierce Atwood LLP
9
Jul
ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel Will Hold Virtual Workshop on Advanced Materials in August Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
9
Jul
EP4 – What’s New and What’s Next for the Enhanced Equator Principles? Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Jul
USDOE Appalachia Renaissance Report – COVID-19 and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
9
Jul
Checking up on EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs — A Conversation with Jim Aidala Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
9
Jul
Update: FERC Revises “Tolling” Order Language to Address Recent Court of Appeals Decision; Seeks Legislative Fix Pierce Atwood LLP
8
Jul
ISO Publishes Standards Regarding Measurements of Nanoparticle Size and Shape Distribution and Polymeric Nanocomposite Films for Food Packaging with Barrier Properties Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
8
Jul
Dakota Access Pipeline Must Shutdown While Corps Prepares Environmental Impact Statement Hunton Andrews Kurth
8
Jul
EU Flexible Film Recycling Report Provides Market Data; Identifies Challenges Keller and Heckman LLP
8
Jul
7th Circuit Lowers Removal Hurdle for Defendants That Assisted the Feds Greenberg Traurig, LLP
8
Jul
Court of Appeal Rejects Challenge to LA’s Business Improvement Districts on Procedural Ground Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Jul
NY Appellate Court Enforces 60-Day Deadline for Local Governments to Require PILOT Agreements from Solar Developers Pierce Atwood LLP
8
Jul
Maine PFAS Tracker - Maine Standards and Proposed Actions Pierce Atwood LLP

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