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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
6
Apr
Push Back on Plastic Bag Bans Keller and Heckman LLP
6
Apr
EPA Extends Comment Period on Supplement to Proposed Rule on Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
6
Apr
Top Ten Tips for Seeking Enforcement Discretion and Preserving a COVID-19 Force Majeure Affirmative Defense before the TCEQ Beveridge & Diamond PC
6
Apr
EPA Takes Action to Ease the Production of Disinfectants Approved for Use Against the Novel Coronavirus Beveridge & Diamond PC
6
Apr
ICAO Approves Initial Carbon Offset Programs for CORSIA Beveridge & Diamond PC
6
Apr
Forests Recognized as Contributors to Washington State's Response to Climate Change Beveridge & Diamond PC
6
Apr
EPA Highlights Enforcement Against Disinfectant Products Making Fraudulent Coronavirus Claims Beveridge & Diamond PC
5
Apr
Energy Companies' Sales and Use Tax Refund Opportunities Bracewell LLP
4
Apr
EPA Announced New Surface Disinfectant Products Added to List N in Effort to Combat COVID-19 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
3
Apr
EPA Announces and Clarifies Temporary Enforcement Discretion Policy Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
3
Apr
New York State Legislature Passes Renewable Energy Siting Law In Step Toward Meeting Ambitious Renewable Energy Mandates Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Apr
FDA Funding Opportunity Announcement: “Exploring the use of Real-World Data to Generate Real-World Evidence in Regulatory Decision-Making (U01) Clinical Trials Optional” Faegre Drinker
3
Apr
BRAG Biobased Products Blog:April 3, 2020 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
3
Apr
US EPA Offers Advice to NPDES Permittees on Documenting COVID-Related Noncompliance While Environmental Groups Seek More Stringent Reporting Requirements Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Apr
Russian Federation Accepting Nominations to New Chemical Inventory Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
2
Apr
FERC Acts to Provide Relief and Ensure Reliability During Coronavirus Pandemic Pierce Atwood LLP
2
Apr
Force Majeure Under Texas Law in the Time of COVID-19 Jones Walker LLP
2
Apr
EPA Relaxes Environmental Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
1
Apr
FERC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Aimed At Increasing Incentives for Transmission Investment Bracewell LLP
1
Apr
EPA Announces Clarification on Its Temporary Compliance Guidance Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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