November 30, 2020

Volume X, Number 335

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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
3
Mar
EPA Requests Comment on 17th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1
Mar
FERC Requests Comments on Coordination Between Natural Gas and Electricity Markets Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1
Mar
FERC Reaffirms Merger Policy; Does Not Adopt DOJ/FTC 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines McDermott Will & Emery
29
Feb
Standards for Business Practices for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
29
Feb
European General Court Confirms Parental Liability For Competition Law Infringements by 50:50 Joint Ventures McDermott Will & Emery
28
Feb
FERC Decides to Retain Existing Merger Review Policies Bracewell LLP
28
Feb
Energy and Environment Update Mintz
27
Feb
FERC Orders Prior Authorization for a Subcategory of Locational Exchanges of Power Bracewell LLP
27
Feb
Michigan Property Tax Change on Wind Turbines Varnum LLP
27
Feb
China’s MOFCOM to Review Merger in Gas Market McDermott Will & Emery
26
Feb
DOJ Finds Antitrust Violation in Joint Bid for Oil & Gas Leases McDermott Will & Emery
26
Feb
Dealing with the Wild Side of Renewable Energy Development - Video Bracewell LLP
25
Feb
WVDEP Holds Workshop on Compliance with New Horizontal Gas Well Law Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
24
Feb
New Requirements on Construction Site Stormwater Mintz
22
Feb
West Virginia Miners Deserve Drug Free Workplaces Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
21
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

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