July 13, 2020

Volume X, Number 195

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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
10
Jan
Environmental Law Alert - IDEM Significantly Revised Draft Remediation Closure Guidance and Major Step Towards Final Adoption Barnes & Thornburg LLP
9
Jan
EPA Releases 2010 Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
6
Jan
Department of Energy Launches Initiative with Industry to Better Protect the Nation’s Electric Grid from Cyber Threats U.S. Department of Energy
6
Jan
West Virginia Enacts Comprehensive Horizontal Gas Wells Statute Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
4
Jan
FERC Rejects Duke-Progress Merger Mitigation Plan Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
4
Jan
Court Stays Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Schiff Hardin LLP
3
Jan
Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do U.S. Department of Energy
3
Jan
FERC Imposes Conditions on Proposed Duke-Progress Merger Poyner Spruill LLP
2
Jan
Public Comment Sought on EPA’s Vessel General Permits Varnum LLP
2
Jan
Literally, A Million Dollar Question: Can (or Will) Local Governments Regulate Fracking? Poyner Spruill LLP
31
Dec
Industry Responds to DOE Electric Reliability Report and EPA Power Sector Rules Bracewell LLP
31
Dec
Essroc Cement Company to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
31
Dec
Energy Center Planned for Site TBD on Muskegon Lake Varnum LLP
28
Dec
They’re Still Talking About Historic Mercury and Air Toxics Standards U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
27
Dec
EPA Finalizes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
26
Dec
MSHA Announces Results of November Impact Inspections U.S. Department of Labor
26
Dec
EEOC Sues Midwest ISO for Disability Discrimination U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
26
Dec
Broad Scope and Impact of California “Green Chemistry” Regulations McDermott Will & Emery
26
Dec
Department of Energy Releases its 2011 Critical Materials Strategy U.S. Department of Energy
26
Dec
Michigan Coal Plant(s) Off the Table Varnum LLP

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