January 17, 2021

Volume XI, Number 17

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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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Feb
European Parliament Endorses European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Technical Standards McDermott Will & Emery
13
Feb
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Announces Changes to its eTariff Company Registration Process and Extends the Deadline for e-Tag Reporting in Electric Quarterly Reports (EQRs) Schiff Hardin LLP
12
Feb
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 10, 2013 Mintz
11
Feb
Michigan Community Wind Energy Project Up and Running Varnum LLP
11
Feb
New Leader for Clean Energy Business Group (Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council) Varnum LLP
11
Feb
Michigan Community Wind Project Up and Running Varnum LLP
11
Feb
Readying Michigan to Make Good Energy Decisions Varnum LLP
9
Feb
Torrification Facility in Michigan to Supply Carbon for Environmental Control Varnum LLP
9
Feb
New Jersey Coastal Property Owners’ Rights Upheld Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
9
Feb
Kerry Confirmed, Murkowski Energy Plan, and an Offshore Wind Bill – Energy and Environmental Law Update Mintz
9
Feb
Petitioners File Opening Brief Challenging Securities and Exchange Commission's "SEC" Conflict Minerals Rule Katten
8
Feb
Solar Array for Grand Rapids, Michigan Superfund Site?! Varnum LLP
7
Feb
Law Suit Against U.P. Cellulosic Bio Refinery Dismissed Varnum LLP
6
Feb
Energy and Environmental Law Update - February 3, 2013 Mintz
5
Feb
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requests Public Comment on National Enforcement Initiatives Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
5
Feb
Pennsylvania General Assembly to Consider Requirements for Releases of Record by Oil and Natural Gas Lessees Greenberg Traurig, LLP
4
Feb
Plastic Solar Cells on the Horizon? Varnum LLP
1
Feb
Highlands Plan Conformance Guidelines Withstand Challenge Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
1
Feb
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' New Phosphorus Rules: Implementation Begins Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
1
Feb
Hints of Bipartisan Cooperation on Health Issues in the Energy & Commerce Committee Mintz

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