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
First Compliance Period Underway for California’s AB32 Cap-and-Trade Program Katten
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Jan
Governmental Cost Recovery Under the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP
31
Jan
Favorable Tax Decision on Solar Array Varnum LLP
31
Jan
Another Baseload Natural Gas Plant for Consumers Energy Varnum LLP
30
Jan
Energy & Environment Law Update - January 30, 2013 Mintz
30
Jan
Competition Advocacy Group Files Comments in FERC Proceeding Involving Transmission Merger Bracewell LLP
30
Jan
Farm Bill a Top Priority for Senate Leader Harry Reid Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
30
Jan
FERC fines Westar $420,000, plus $1.15 million in Disgorgement of Unjust Profits, For Improper Use of Network Service Under the SPP OATT Schiff Hardin LLP
29
Jan
New Jersey Governor Adopts FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps as a DEP Standard (Department of Environmental Protection Standard) Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
29
Jan
New Utility Filing Obligations in New York: Is Your Company Implicated? Bracewell LLP
28
Jan
Hurricane Sandy Revives Debate Over National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
28
Jan
Quackenbush / Bakkal to Prepare Energy Report for the State of Michigan Varnum LLP
28
Jan
Coakley Announces Plans to Hold Energy Summit Mintz
28
Jan
EPA Announces Settlements with Company for Multiple Violations of Chemical Reporting and Pesticide Laws U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
28
Jan
Los Angeles Kicks Off Its Feed-in Tariff Program McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jan
EPA Releases New Report on Children's Health and the Environment in America U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
27
Jan
Energy Innovation: Monopoly vs. Competition Varnum LLP
27
Jan
Getting the Most From Your Good Idea: The Importance of Intellectual Property Law for Innovators Mintz
26
Jan
FDA Issues Two Proposed Rules That Will Significantly Change Regulatory Requirements For Food Safety Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Jan
Fine Particle Emissions Rules Remanded- Stricter Clean Air Regulations for Nonattainment Areas Will Follow Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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