January 19, 2021

Volume XI, Number 19

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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
Michigan's State Agricultural Leaders Praise Gov. Snyder’s 2014 Budget Varnum LLP
9
Mar
Enforcement and Reporting Updates for Pipeline Operators Barnes & Thornburg LLP
9
Mar
Preliminary Answers from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Viability of the PM 2.5 (Air Quality Analysis) Significant Impact Level Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
9
Mar
International Trade Actions Complicate Global Market For Renewable Energy Businesses, Particularly Solar Sector McDermott Will & Emery
9
Mar
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes to Eliminate Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Air Emission Exemptions in 36 States Barnes & Thornburg LLP
8
Mar
GH&C’s Paul Schneider Prevails Before New Jersey Supreme Court Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
8
Mar
Will the United States take Action on Climate Change? Varnum LLP
8
Mar
Revised United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) Guidance on Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Protection for Tenants Schiff Hardin LLP
7
Mar
Chinese Auto Parts Maker Buys A123 Systems Varnum LLP
6
Mar
Energy and Environmental Law Update - March 4, 2013 Mintz
6
Mar
Georgia Rivers are "Navigable" Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
6
Mar
Inspector General Requests Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Collect More Data on Air Emissions from Natural Gas and Oil Production Sector Barnes & Thornburg LLP
5
Mar
Understanding the Impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Varnum LLP
5
Mar
Midland Michigan Plant Lays off Battery Workers Varnum LLP
5
Mar
The Bottom Is Out: Insurance and Your First Floor Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
5
Mar
Tell Me More: New Landlord Disclosure Requirements in 2013 Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
5
Mar
How Does the Sequester Affect Energy Programs? Mintz
5
Mar
Disappearing Florida: The Risks of Sinkholes in the Sunshine State Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
5
Mar
World Trade Organization Rules Against Ontario’s “Buy Local” Program Varnum LLP
3
Mar
Modifying No Further Action Letters Under the New Jersey Privatized Site Remediation Program Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.

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