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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
16
Nov
Proposition 23's Failure Means Full Speed Ahead on AB 32 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Nov
EPA Issues Guidance on Permitting for GHG Emissions Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
13
Nov
USPTO Extends and Expands the Green Technology Pilot Program Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
12
Nov
EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules Expanded to Oil and Gas - Update Hunton Andrews Kurth
11
Nov
Revised Biomass Crop Assistance Program Begins Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
10
Nov
Record FCPA Settlements Continue, Important Lessons To Be Learned Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Nov
CFTC Proposes Anti-Manipulation Rules to Implement Bracewell LLP
4
Nov
Natural Gas Industry Challenges EPA's Costly Rule Targeting Emissions Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
3
Nov
Lawsuit Challenging Legitimacy of LEED Program Could Have Major Implications Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
27
Oct
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Concludes That Pollution Exclusion is Not Applicable Despite the Presence of Bat Guano On Residence von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
26
Oct
Court of Appeal Upholds Previous Decision, Finding that the Requirements for Exhausting Administrative Remedies Before Challenging Ceqa Exemption Did Not Apply -- Tomlinson v. County of Alameda Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Oct
Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Two Bills Providing Moderate CEQA -California Environmental Quality Act Improvements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Oct
FERC Introduces Tougher Rules on Credit Practices in Organized Electric Markets Bracewell LLP
21
Oct
If Approved by Voters on November 2nd, California Ballot Initiative Would Suspend California's Climate Change Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
19
Oct
FTC Updates “Green Guides” to Environmentally Friendly Marketing Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
18
Oct
China Plays Hardball With Rare Earth Exports Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
18
Oct
Will The Revised "Green Guides" Do More Harm Than Good? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Oct
Sweat the Small Stuff: Building-Scale Renewables and Sustainability Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
6
Oct
Clean Coal Technologies. Need for Meaningful Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
27
Sep
CFTC to Address Requirements for Reporting of Pre-Enactment Swaps Bracewell LLP

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