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Volume XI, Number 212

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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
20
Feb
Bill Filed to Make Site-Specific, Risk-Based Clean-Up Standards Universally Available in Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites in North Carolina Poyner Spruill LLP
17
Feb
Republican Duo Supported by Energy Industry Seek to Rein in EPA on Coal Ash Center for Public Integrity
16
Feb
China Restricts Growth of Polysilicon Industry Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Feb
California Court Issues Tentative Ruling Enjoining AB 32 Implementation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
10
Feb
Not Your Father's Insurance Coverage: Using Transactional Insurance to Drive Business Opportunities Much Shelist, P.C.
9
Feb
Kentucky Supreme Court Affirms Coal Company’s Efforts to Exercise Surface Rights Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
8
Feb
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 and its effect on the Energy Sector Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Feb
A Sputnik Moment for Renewable Energy or Another Failed Launch? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
5
Feb
Stream Conductivity: It's Not Just a Mining Issue Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
5
Feb
‘Clean Energy’ Expansion Could Strain U.S. Power Grid Center for Public Integrity
2
Feb
It Snows in Winter? Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
30
Jan
9th Circuit Abandons Federal Defendant Rule Prohibiting Intervention Of Right In National Environmental Policy Act "NEPA" Cases Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Jan
The Practical Effects of the Revised Biomass Crop Assistance Program "BCAP" Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
26
Jan
SEC Proposes Rules to Implement the Dodd-Frank Act’s Mine Safety Disclosure Requirements Hunton Andrews Kurth
25
Jan
Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Now in Effect (For Now?) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
25
Jan
CleanTech Opportunities On The Rise Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
24
Jan
Lender Liability and the Exception to CERCLA Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
24
Jan
Commodity Futures Trading Commission "CFTC" Approves Position Limits Proposal for Derivatives Bracewell LLP
18
Jan
EPA Defers GHG Permitting Requirements for Biomass Industries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
17
Jan
"Over the River" and into the Legal Fray: Christo and Jeanne-Claude Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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