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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
26
Oct
FERC Continues Efforts to Address Vegetation Management Schiff Hardin LLP
25
Oct
Water-Cooled Solar Panel Design Wins Award for Detroit-Based Power Panel Varnum LLP
24
Oct
Institutional Controls and Pre-enforcment Review in Cleanup Cases Greenberg Traurig, LLP
24
Oct
Water-Cooled Solar Panels Varnum LLP
23
Oct
Energy and Environment Law Update: October 21, 2012 Mintz
22
Oct
CFTC Provides a Bit of Last-Minute Breathing Room on Swaps Regulation Bracewell LLP
22
Oct
Electric Rates Increase Following New 2008 Law Varnum LLP
21
Oct
Ten Ways to Save Money, Energy and Protect Your Health This Winter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
20
Oct
Commerce Department Announces New Duties on Chinese Solar Panel Imports McDermott Will & Emery
20
Oct
FERC Declares That Proposed Wind Curtailment Violates PURPA McDermott Will & Emery
20
Oct
University-Based Bioenergy Research Varnum LLP
20
Oct
New App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere in the U.S. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
19
Oct
Potential Policy Changes To Reduce Inequities Faced by Micro Brewers Varnum LLP
19
Oct
It’s Not Easy Being Green: FTC’s Revised Green Guidelines May Adversely Affect the Little Guy Ifrah Law
18
Oct
EPA Announces Opportunity to Apply for 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
17
Oct
Rooftop Solar Cost Reductions Varnum LLP
17
Oct
25x25 is Now Ballot Proposal 3 Varnum LLP
16
Oct
Come on Baby Light My Fire Greenberg Traurig, LLP
16
Oct
U.S. EPA Awards Over $5 Million to California for Clean Diesel Projects U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
15
Oct
Can You Really Go to Jail for Violating a Stormwater Permit? Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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