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Volume XI, Number 209

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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
Congressional Review Act Resolution Changes both Scope and Effect of EPA's Methane Rule Bracewell LLP
13
Jul
Environmental Justice [PODCAST] Bracewell LLP
13
Jul
Comment Period Begins on Draft NIOSH Report on Approaches to Developing Occupational Exposure Limits or Bands for Engineered Nanomaterials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
13
Jul
Much More Clean Water Act Enforcement Threatened, But EPA Role Remains Murky Mintz
13
Jul
Safe Drinking Water Act Regulation Proposed for 29 PFAS. Will Superfund Coverage be Far Behind? Mintz
13
Jul
Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Clarify Oil Refinery Exemptions Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
12
Jul
New Interpretation of Shot Clock Rules? Fourth Circuit Weighs In On Clean Water Act’s One Year Deadline for State Water Quality Certifications Under Section 401 Beveridge & Diamond PC
12
Jul
California Court Upholds Local Ordinance Precluding Installation of Natural Gas Piping in New Construction Schiff Hardin LLP
12
Jul
DOE Announces Phase I Selections For WTE Technical Assistance Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
12
Jul
New Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credits Regulations Just Released Goulston & Storrs
12
Jul
EPR Programs Expand in Canada and the U.S. Keller and Heckman LLP
12
Jul
When “Substantially Similar” Means “Fundamentally Identical”: Delaware Court Enforces Related Claim Provision to Deny D&O Coverage for Securities Class Action Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Jul
EPA Orders Allied BioScience to Stop Selling and Distributing SurfaceWise2 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
9
Jul
NGO Files Suit against Three Chemical Importers for Alleged CDR Reporting Violations Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
9
Jul
The Energizer – Volume 93 K&L Gates
9
Jul
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of July 5, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Jul
EPA’s Revised CSAPR Update is Issued and a Single Petition for Review is Filed in the DC Circuit Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Jul
Supreme Court Holds that Natural Gas Act Delegates Eminent Domain Power, Allowing FERC Certificate-Holders to Condemn State-Owned Property Hunton Andrews Kurth
8
Jul
Willful Misconduct Defined, How Broad Is That Exception to Your MSA? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
8
Jul
IRS Provides Welcome Guidance on Code Section 45Q Credits in Revenue Ruling 2021-13 Bracewell LLP

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