July 13, 2020

Volume X, Number 195

July 13, 2020

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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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Jan
FERC Clarifies Information Required in Cost and Revenue Studies in NGA Section 5 Investigations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
18
Jan
Consultation Describes State Aid for Third EU Carbon Emissions Trading Period McDermott Will & Emery
17
Jan
Rebooted California Self-Generation Incentive Program Opens Opportunities for Distributed Generation McDermott Will & Emery
17
Jan
Here We Go Again: Another Attempt at Recovery for Ratepayers Resulting from KeySpan-Morgan Stanley Swap Bracewell LLP
16
Jan
CFTC Interim Rule Limits Futures and Swaps Positions; Challenge Filed, Delay Rejected McDermott Will & Emery
16
Jan
Congress Passes New Bill Aimed at Pipeline Safety Barnes & Thornburg LLP
16
Jan
FERC Enforcement Priorities Unchanged for 2012 McDermott Will & Emery
16
Jan
Clean Energy’s Environmental Problem: The Need for Planning and Consensus Among Unlikely Foes Williams Kastner
15
Jan
Wyoming: Work at Your Own Risk Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
15
Jan
EC to Regulate Market Abuse in Wholesale Power and Natural Gas Transactions McDermott Will & Emery
14
Jan
Top 12 Energy Issues for 2012 Bracewell LLP
14
Jan
Michigan Riparian Rights: 2000 Baum Family Trust v Babel Varnum LLP
14
Jan
Google Invests $100 Million in Oregon Wind Farm Williams Kastner
14
Jan
Fee-Shifting Ruling Encourages Intervention in Clean Air Challenges Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
14
Jan
Court Vacates EPA’s Stay of the Boiler MACT and CISWI Rules Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
14
Jan
Settlement to Require Eaton Corporation to Address TCE Contamination at Vehicle Group Plant in Kearney, Neb. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
13
Jan
DOL Notifies Workers of 17 Facilities Associated with Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act about Potential Eligibility under EEOICPA U.S. Department of Labor
13
Jan
Oregon 2nd, Washington 6th in Nation in Promoting Clean Energy Williams Kastner
13
Jan
The $24 Million Vapor Intrusion Remedy Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
12
Jan
Keeping Pace in Tough Economic Times Williams Kastner

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