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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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Oct
10th Circuit Upholds Sharp Restrictions of Clinton-Era Roadless Rule in Forests Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Oct
FERC Issues Order on Rehearing Affirming Approval of Midwest ISO's Transmission Planning Process Schiff Hardin LLP
24
Oct
Fisker, Tesla, and American Auto Innovation U.S. Department of Energy
24
Oct
Energy's risky $1 billion bet on two politically-connected electric car builders Center for Public Integrity
21
Oct
8.6 Million Californians Participate in ShakeOut Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
21
Oct
EPA Awards $50 Million for Clean Diesel Projects /Reducing diesel emissions helps decrease asthma attacks and premature deaths U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
19
Oct
The Top Five Traps in Energy M&A Transactions McDermott Will & Emery
19
Oct
EPA Reaches for the Air Emissions of Hydraulically Fractured Wells and Beyond Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
18
Oct
Department of Energy Announces New Clean Energy Partnership with the Republic of Korea U.S. Department of Energy
17
Oct
Environmental Law Alert - EPA Issues New Guidance for Certain CERCLA Landowner Liability Protections Barnes & Thornburg LLP
17
Oct
Republicans score another symbolic defeat for EPA — this time over toxic coal ash Center for Public Integrity
17
Oct
The Digital Threat Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
16
Oct
Oil Company Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana U.S. Department of Energy
15
Oct
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Issues Draft Guidance on the Aggregation of Air Sources Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Oct
New Missouri Environmental Statutes Aimed at Streamlining Permitting Process May Cause Problems Armstrong Teasdale
11
Oct
EPA Releases Final Health Assessment for TCE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
8
Oct
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Announces December 8, 2011 Permitting Deadline Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
7
Oct
Governor Corbett Outlines Plan for New Standards, Fees on Shale Drilling Greenberg Traurig, LLP
6
Oct
California AB 32's Cap-And-Trade Program Developments Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
4
Oct
New York Issues Draft Fracking Regulations for Public Comment Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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