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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
16
Sep
DOE Awards $43 Million to Spur Offshore Wind Energy U.S. Department of Energy
15
Sep
WVDEP’S Emergency Rules On Horizontal Gas Wells Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
14
Sep
Fuel Efficiency Standards of the Future Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
11
Sep
Solyndra Investigation Expands as Agents Visit Executives’ Homes Center for Public Integrity
8
Sep
DOE Publishes Proposed Revisions to Export Control Regulations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
8
Sep
Congressional Hearing to Focus on Obama Administration Loan to Failed Energy Firm Center for Public Integrity
6
Sep
Oil and Gas Companies Should Expect Increased SEC Scrutiny of Operations and Reserves Hunton Andrews Kurth
5
Sep
Department of Energy Cites Washington Group International, Inc. for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Violations U.S. Department of Energy
4
Sep
Holders of TCEQ-Issued Permits Are Not Immune from Civil Liability Greenberg Traurig, LLP
3
Sep
Peter Martin Kuhn Added to EPA Fugitive List / Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal mining waste dumping case U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3
Sep
Secretary Chu, Intel President Discuss Need for More U.S. Engineers U.S. Department of Energy
2
Sep
Governors Group Makes Recommendations To Administration for Bolstering U.S. Wind Industry Development Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Sep
Obama-backed Solar Firm Collapses After A Big Federal Loan Guarantee Center for Public Integrity
1
Sep
IHS Report Says EPA Greenhouse Gas Formula Flawed Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Aug
California State Officials Ignored Scientists in Approving Pesticide Center for Public Integrity
30
Aug
U.S. Geological Survey Releases New Assessment of Marcellus Gas Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
Aug
Risk to Nuclear Plants in Hurricane's Path May Not be What You Think -Industry Watchdogs Concerned About Power Supplies to Reactors Center for Public Integrity
28
Aug
Fourth Fire this Year Strikes Refinery that Relies on Toxic Acid Center for Public Integrity
28
Aug
IRS Issues Final Regulations on Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Aug
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development U.S. Department of Energy

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