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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
20
Dec
CEQ Issues Draft Guidance to Promote Efficient NEPA Environmental Reviews Greenberg Traurig, LLP
19
Dec
Treasury Clarifies 5 Percent Safe Harbor Ownership Guidelines for Section 1603 Grants for Renewable Energy Projects McDermott Will & Emery
19
Dec
Taking a Cue From Brazil's Sustainable Development Practices Past and Present Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
19
Dec
Sino-U.S. Trade: Increasing Government Intervention Leads to Added Friction Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
Dec
Mercury Falling: Groundbreaking Power Plant Emissions Rule Imminent Center for Public Integrity
18
Dec
Gingrich Brings in Double the Cash from What was Disclosed from Ethanol Lobbying Group: A Good Friend in Corn Center for Public Integrity
17
Dec
FERC Finds Market Manipulation in ISO-NE Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Dec
Lake Michigan Winds Being Measured Varnum LLP
16
Dec
Technical Conference on Penalty Guidelines Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Dec
Paper Mill Air Pollution Standards 25 Years Out of Date, Environmental Groups Sue EPA Center for Public Integrity
14
Dec
U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Chicago to Reduce Sewage Overflows U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
14
Dec
USEPA Proposes Revisions to Boiler and Incinerator MACT Rules Schiff Hardin LLP
12
Dec
Brominated Battle: Soda Chemical has Cloudy Health History Center for Public Integrity
11
Dec
Transit Pass and Vanpool Benefits to Shrink to $125 Per Month in 2012 McDermott Will & Emery
10
Dec
As Congress Tries to Wrest Control from Agencies, Questions on Safety and Health for Citizens Center for Public Integrity
10
Dec
Commission Orders BPA to Provide Comparable Transmission Access Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
9
Dec
Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado U.S. Department of Energy
7
Dec
Task Force Established by President Obama Releases Final Strategy for Reversing Deterioration of Gulf Ecosystem/USDA $50 million financial assistance for restoration projects announced as Task Force efforts shift from planning to action U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3
Dec
DNR Receives Petition to Adopt Rules on Silica Air Emissions Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
2
Dec
EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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