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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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Dec
President Signs Tax Bill with Numerous Renewable Energy Implications Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Dec
The Year in Risk - Recap of Natural and Man-Made Disasters of 2010 Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
23
Dec
Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of Global Warming Litigation In American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
18
Dec
U.S. Department of Energy Announces up to $30 Million for Research to Advance Next Generation Biofuels Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
15
Dec
From Trash to Cash - General Liability Policies Purchased Before Mid-1980s May be Able to be Sold Back. Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
14
Dec
CFTC Proposes Definitions for "Swap Dealer" and "Major Swap Participant" Bracewell LLP
13
Dec
The Legal Recourse in a Sea of Oil Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
12
Dec
Regulating the Regulators: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Forced to Issue Permits to Itself Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
11
Dec
EPA Releases Final Renewable Energy Fuel Standards for 2011 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
10
Dec
New Wisconsin Law Goes Into Effect Banning Landfilling of Used Oil Filters and Absorbents on January 1, 2011 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
9
Dec
Intellectual Property Traps When Using Federal Money for Renewable Energy Projects Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
1
Dec
Chamber Seeks Cash From Insurers, Financial Firms For New Effort, Health Reform and Financial Rules Targeted by Anti-Regulation Drive; EPA Rules Too Center for Public Integrity
1
Dec
PTO Expands Program Expediting Green Tech Patents Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
26
Nov
“Beneficial Use” of Coal Ash In Question As EPA Mulls Regulation Center for Public Integrity
23
Nov
Director Kappos Gives Early Holiday Present to Patent Owners of "Green Technology" Bracewell LLP
16
Nov
Proposition 23's Failure Means Full Speed Ahead on AB 32 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Nov
EPA Issues Guidance on Permitting for GHG Emissions Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
13
Nov
USPTO Extends and Expands the Green Technology Pilot Program Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
12
Nov
EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules Expanded to Oil and Gas - Update Hunton Andrews Kurth
11
Nov
Revised Biomass Crop Assistance Program Begins Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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