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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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Nov
Watt’s New? Michigan Energy Law News - November 2012 Varnum LLP
28
Nov
After Expensive Campaign, Proposal 3 Rejected by Voters Varnum LLP
28
Nov
West Virginia Surface Owners May Not Appeal Gas Well Permits Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
27
Nov
EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
27
Nov
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Orders On-Bill Repayment For Energy Efficiency and Other Demand-Side Projects McDermott Will & Emery
25
Nov
EPA Appoints New Heads of Two Independent Science Advisory Committees U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
25
Nov
CFTC Issues FAQ on Energy Agreements Katten
25
Nov
Depreciation Methodology for Wind Turbines Challenged Varnum LLP
23
Nov
Very Strict Liability for False or Materially Incomplete Representations: Forfeiture of FERC Market Pricing Authority McDermott Will & Emery
23
Nov
FERC Reframes Nexus Test for Transmission Incentives Applications Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
23
Nov
FTC Revises “Green Guides” Mintz
23
Nov
Post-2012 Election Outlook for Shale Gas Industry Bracewell LLP
23
Nov
EU Considers Extending Disclosure Obligations for Government Payments McDermott Will & Emery
21
Nov
SEC Rejects Motion to Stay Resource Extraction Disclosure Rules Katten
21
Nov
New York’s Governor Cuomo Convenes Moreland Commission to Investigate Emergency Preparedness of Utilities Following Hurricane Sandy Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
Nov
Energy and Environment Law Update - November 18, 2012 Mintz
19
Nov
Start-up for Biodigester in Fremont Varnum LLP
19
Nov
U.S. EPA Denies Request to Waive RFS Standards to Aid Livestock Producers Varnum LLP
18
Nov
A Perfect Storm of Insurance Coverage Problems Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
18
Nov
Vapor Intrusion and What to Do About It Much Shelist, P.C.

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