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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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Jul
Final Revisions to NEPA Regulations: Six Highlights from Major Rule Overhaul Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Jul
Ohio Adopts CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Jul
New York Legislature Passes Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Packaging Keller and Heckman LLP
29
Jul
European Commission Consults on a Carbon Border Mechanism K&L Gates
29
Jul
Maine Looks To Be First In Nation With PFAS Statute of Limitations CMBG3 Law
28
Jul
EPA Abandons Joint Issuance of Surface Water Discharge Permits with Massachusetts Beveridge & Diamond PC
28
Jul
ACGIH® Will Not Proceed with TLV® for Carbon Nanotubes in 2021 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
28
Jul
Environmental Compliance: Readiness for a Potential Change in Administration Bracewell LLP
28
Jul
Trump Nominates Clements, Christie to FERC K&L Gates
28
Jul
New York Issues RFI for Build-Ready Sites to Host Large-Scale Renewable Energy Developments Schiff Hardin LLP
28
Jul
Surprise! President Trump Nominates Democrat and Republican to FERC Pierce Atwood LLP
28
Jul
EPA Issues Final SNUR for LCPFAC and Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate Chemical Substances Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
27
Jul
CEQ Releases Long-Awaited Final Rule to Improve NEPA Regulations Hunton Andrews Kurth
27
Jul
OECD Publishes Guidance Documents for the Testing and Assessment of Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
25
Jul
NASEM Seeks Nominations for Experts for Committee on Anticipatory Research for EPA’s ORD to Inform Future Environmental Protection Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
24
Jul
Mine Safety and Health Administration tells Federal Court that it is Issuing Citations for COVID-19 Health and Safety Violations Jackson Lewis P.C.
24
Jul
Pacific Northwest Utilities Seek Thousands of Megawatts of New Renewable and Non-Emitting Energy: A Huge Opportunity for Independent Power Producers Beveridge & Diamond PC
24
Jul
New York Announces one of the World's Largest Procurements for Offshore Wind and Onshore Renewable Energy Projects McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jul
California [Again] Confronts the High Cost of Litigation Uncertainty Faegre Drinker
24
Jul
New Hampshire Adopts Aggressive PFAS Drinking Water Bill CMBG3 Law

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