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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
27
Nov
Limits on Mercury and Soot Could Save Billions, Improve Public Health, Studies Say Center for Public Integrity
26
Nov
Could Gila Bend, Arizona, Become the Solar Capital of the World? U.S. Department of Energy
25
Nov
Columbus Steel Castings to Pay $825,000 and Install Monitoring Equipment as Sentence for Violating Clean Air Act U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
23
Nov
We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
23
Nov
DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide U.S. Department of Energy
23
Nov
The Cost of Natural Gas Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
22
Nov
EPA Proposes Changes to Underground Storage Tank Regulations Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
18
Nov
First Sale Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law Does Not Apply to Foreign-Made Works McDermott Will & Emery
18
Nov
Climate Change Causes Some Extreme Weather Events: United Nations Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
15
Nov
Three DOE Labs Now Connected With Ultra-High Speed Network That is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers U.S. Department of Energy
15
Nov
U.S. Department of State to Delay Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline in Order to Assess Different Pathway Through Nebraska Greenberg Traurig, LLP
12
Nov
Solar Panels Hit Energy Milestone For Potawatomi and Milwaukee U.S. Department of Energy
11
Nov
DRBC Releases Final Draft Regulations on Natural Gas Development Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Nov
FERC Issues Order Affirming Its Findings on Remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals Schiff Hardin LLP
10
Nov
Department of Energy Announces Funding to Help Consumers Better Manage Their Energy Consumption U.S. Department of Energy
10
Nov
Design Professionals’ Lawsuit Challenging LEED Certification System Dismissed Barnes & Thornburg LLP
6
Nov
Nebraska May Trip Up Pipeline: Canadian Company that Wants to Build Oil Pipeline Through Six States Increases Lobbying in Nebraska and Washington, D.C. Center for Public Integrity
4
Nov
ARB Passes Final Regulations for Cap-And-Trade Program Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
3
Nov
First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research U.S. Department of Energy
2
Nov
Walmart Sees the Light for Parking Lots U.S. Department of Energy

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