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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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Feb
Energy and Environment Update, February 19, 2012 Mintz
20
Feb
Antitrust Inspections in The Energy Exchange Market McDermott Will & Emery
19
Feb
DOE Loan Guarantee Report Makes Recommendations Bracewell LLP
19
Feb
Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions in the 2013 Budget Proposal McDermott Will & Emery
18
Feb
FERC Reaffirms Policy for Assessing Horizontal Market Power Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
17
Feb
FERC Addresses Uncertainty Around Simultaneous Locational Exchanges Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Feb
Military Wastewater Treatment System Generates Energy Varnum LLP
16
Feb
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT UPDATE February 12, 2012 Mintz
15
Feb
Has the Nuclear Renaissance Finally Begun? McDermott Will & Emery
15
Feb
Food and Beverage Companies Face New Proposition 65 Threats Over 4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI) Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Feb
Senator Levin Obtains Additional Funds for Michigan Dredging Projects Varnum LLP
15
Feb
Pennsylvania Passes Comprehensive Amendments to Oil and Gas Laws Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
15
Feb
Key Components of President Obama's Budget Proposal Barnes & Thornburg LLP
15
Feb
High Court of England and Wales Rules Emissions Allowances to be Treated as Property McDermott Will & Emery
14
Feb
DOE Previews Significant Funding Opportunities for Offshore Wind McDermott Will & Emery
13
Feb
Audit Evaluates Compliance with Accounting and Reporting Regulations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
12
Feb
Taking Steps to Make Energy Data More Accessible U.S. Department of Energy
11
Feb
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Update: Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PACE Financing; Public Comment Sought Mintz
10
Feb
Biofuel Refinery to be Built in Eastern Oregon Williams Kastner
10
Feb
Cell Tower Emissions (or RF Radiation) Part II Varnum LLP

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