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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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Mar
EPA Announces Temporary Enforcement Discretion Policy Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
27
Mar
Orange County, Florida Orders Shutdown for Nonessential Businesses and Stay-at-Home for Individuals Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Mar
EPA to Relax Civil Enforcement for Non-Compliance Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Schiff Hardin LLP
27
Mar
DOT to Exercise Enforcement Discretion Regarding Noncompliance with Certain Hazmat Training Requirements Keller and Heckman LLP
27
Mar
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues Enforcement Discretion Policy to Address Civil Noncompliance during the COVID-19 Pandemic Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Mar
Coronavirus Impact on Construction of Energy Projects Foley & Lardner LLP
27
Mar
Form SD Conflict Minerals Report Filing Deadline Unchanged Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Mar
BRAG Biobased Products Blog: March 27,2020 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
27
Mar
EPA Announces Continued Efforts to Help Increase Availability of Disinfectant Products for Use Against COVID-19 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
27
Mar
US EPA Issues Temporary Policy on COVID-19 Implications for the Agency’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Mar
COVID-19: EPA Enforcement Discretion Policy Bracewell LLP
26
Mar
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Responds to COVID-19 Jones Walker LLP
26
Mar
EPA Relaxes TSCA Fee Self-Identification Requirement Keller and Heckman LLP
26
Mar
Ninth Circuit to Review Montana’s Nutrient Variance Approach: What You Need To Know Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Mar
EPA Will Consider Exemptions to TSCA Fees Rule for EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluations Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
25
Mar
US EPA Revises TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Requirements and Extends Deadline for 2020 Reporting Period Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
Mar
LDEQ Issues COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order Jones Walker LLP
25
Mar
Yvette T. Collazo Will Be New Director of EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
25
Mar
Requirement to Report Accidental Releases to Chemical Safety Board Takes Effect Schiff Hardin LLP
24
Mar
COVID-19 and Environmental Compliance - Business As Usual, Or Is It? Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

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