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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
23
Oct
Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Two Bills Providing Moderate CEQA -California Environmental Quality Act Improvements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Oct
FERC Introduces Tougher Rules on Credit Practices in Organized Electric Markets Bracewell LLP
21
Oct
If Approved by Voters on November 2nd, California Ballot Initiative Would Suspend California's Climate Change Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
19
Oct
FTC Updates “Green Guides” to Environmentally Friendly Marketing Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
18
Oct
China Plays Hardball With Rare Earth Exports Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
18
Oct
Will The Revised "Green Guides" Do More Harm Than Good? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
13
Oct
Sweat the Small Stuff: Building-Scale Renewables and Sustainability Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
6
Oct
Clean Coal Technologies. Need for Meaningful Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
27
Sep
CFTC to Address Requirements for Reporting of Pre-Enactment Swaps Bracewell LLP
23
Sep
The Risks of Climate Change: Christiana Figueres Wants Improved Resiliency and Insurance Solutions Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
23
Sep
Wood-to-Energy Developments Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
21
Sep
EPA Looks to the Sky for New Limits on Natural Gas Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
21
Sep
Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Review Seventh Circuit Decision Holding that Bankruptcy Does Not Discharge Environmental Clean-Up Liability Under The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Sep
Top Ten Disasters of the Past Decade - from an Insurance and Risk Management Perspective Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
20
Sep
The Risks of Climate Change Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
20
Sep
New Railroad Commission of Texas Rules re 10-Year Inactive Wells Hunton Andrews Kurth
19
Sep
NOAA Establishes New “Climate Service” Office and Names Regional Climate Services Directors Hunton Andrews Kurth
18
Sep
Class Action Defense Cases–Hershey v. Energy Transfer Partners: Fifth Circuit Court Affirms Dismissal Of Class Action Complaint Under Commodities Exchange Act Holding Plaintiffs Failed To Adequately Allege Specific Intent Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP
15
Sep
When Are We Going to Get This Transmission Thing Right? Installations of Wind Turbines in the Second Quarter of 2010 are Down by Nearly 70%. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
13
Sep
Wisconsin Public Service Commission Approves Administrative Rule to Site and Permit Wind Farms Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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