November 29, 2020

Volume X, Number 334

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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
7
Feb
FERC Staff Proposes Process on Advising EPA on Extension Requests Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
6
Feb
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait? Michigan Governor Delays Energy Policy Statement Varnum LLP
6
Feb
Report Recommends Great Lakes Separation to Address Asian Carp Varnum LLP
6
Feb
Maryland Poised to Develop Offshore Wind Resources McDermott Will & Emery
5
Feb
Presidential Commission Recommends Nuclear Waste Management and Funding Reforms McDermott Will & Emery
5
Feb
EPA Offers a Regulatory Reprieve to Great Lakes Steamships Varnum LLP
4
Feb
FERC Rejects Revised Tariff Provisions and Orders Filing of Revised Service Agreement When Provision Is Deemed Unduly Discriminatory January 19, 2012 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
3
Feb
FERC Disclaims Jurisdiction Over Kenai Pipelines and Related Facilities Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2
Feb
FERC Eliminates Semiannual Natural Gas Storage Reporting Requirements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2
Feb
UK Government Takes Further Steps Towards Increasing Nuclear Energy Capabilities McDermott Will & Emery
1
Feb
Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and Manufacturing Plants U.S. Department of Energy
31
Jan
Tapping into Wave and Tidal Ocean Power: 15% Water Power by 2030 U.S. Department of Energy
30
Jan
Oregon Potato Company pays EPA penalty for failing to report ammonia release U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
30
Jan
The Emerging Risks of 2012 Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
30
Jan
Section 550 of the Bankruptcy Code Won’t Cap the Flow of Avoidance Action Liability Bracewell LLP
30
Jan
Italian Government Stops Incentives for Ground-Mounted PV plants on Agricultural Lands McDermott Will & Emery
30
Jan
Loophole in Senate Bill May Create Nuclear Risks Center for Public Integrity
29
Jan
Texas Commission Requires Public Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jan
Toxic Inertia Regulators Have Done Little to Protect the Public from BPA, Critics Say Center for Public Integrity
28
Jan
Cell Tower Emissions (or Radiation) - the Law Varnum LLP

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