January 21, 2021

Volume XI, Number 21

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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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Mar
Stormwater’s Day in the Sun Re: U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision on Clean Water Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Mar
NERC Submits Compliance Filing and Report on the Compliance Enforcement Initiative and Proposed Enhancements to the Find, Fix, Track and Report Program Schiff Hardin LLP
25
Mar
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Uses New Recall Power for First Time Varnum LLP
25
Mar
Fee Relief: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Agrees to No Longer Assess Annual Charges to Projects Subject to Power Site Reservations Bracewell LLP
25
Mar
Wildfire Lessons from Waldo Canyon Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
25
Mar
Solar Storms — A Real Risk for Insurers Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
24
Mar
Iowa Considers Feed-In Tariff for Wind McDermott Will & Emery
24
Mar
Federal Court Rejects "Core Operations" Theory of Scienter in Battery Manufacturer Fraud Case Katten
23
Mar
New EPA Report: Initial Data Shows Significant Gains in Fuel Economy for 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
23
Mar
Federal Court Rules Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Does Not Have Authority to Fine Trader for Manipulation of Futures Contracts Katten
23
Mar
Supreme Court Reaffirms EPA’s Right to Define Scope of its Own Regulations in Clean Water Act Decision Schiff Hardin LLP
22
Mar
Interior, Energy, & Environmental Protection Agency Nominee Status Update Mintz
22
Mar
New Jersey Appellate Court Upholds Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Waiver Rule Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
21
Mar
Coal Plants Sued for Pollution Exceedances Varnum LLP
19
Mar
Suntech Closing Goodyear Solar Plant; Blames U.S. Solar Tariff Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
19
Mar
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Lacks Authority Over Commodity Futures Contracts Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
19
Mar
Congress Considers Increasing Incentives for Commercial and Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Mintz
19
Mar
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 18, 2013 Mintz
19
Mar
Western Electricity Coordinating Council (“WECC”) Files Petition to Reorganize and Maintain 215 Funding for Reliability Coordination Schiff Hardin LLP
19
Mar
EPA & Florida Reach Agreement on Disputed Nutrient Standards for Florida’s Waterways Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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