September 21, 2021

Volume XI, Number 264

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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 are 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.

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Date Title Organization
15
Apr
New Texas Rule Creates Liabilities and Obligations for Operators of Inactive Oil and Gas Wells Bracewell LLP
15
Apr
Energy Dollars Fueled Campaigns of Democrats Who Defected on EPA Vote Center for Public Integrity
14
Apr
Municipalities Are Responsible For Discharges Of Stormwater Regardless Of The Ultimate Source Of Pollution Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Apr
U.S. Department of Energy and Qatar Sign Agreement to Strengthen Cooperation on Clean Energy U.S. Department of Energy
11
Apr
Final Decision Suspends California's AB 32 GHG Regulations: What Now? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
11
Apr
April 4, 2011 Update on Ongoing Monitoring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
10
Apr
EPA Awards Five Grants to Combat Bed Bugs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9
Apr
Climate Facts and Fancy: From God to Cows, Facts and Falsehoods Accompany Global Warming Votes Center for Public Integrity
7
Apr
Vice President, Two Managers of Waste Treatment Facility Sentenced for Clean Water Act felonies U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1
Apr
Department of Energy Launches "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" U.S. Department of Energy
28
Mar
Cleantech Patents: When is Trade Secret the Right Protection? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
27
Mar
Insurance Claims for Supply Chain Aftershocks of the Japanese Earthquake Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
27
Mar
U.S. Department of Energy Releases Radiation Monitoring Data from Fukushima Area U.S. Department of Energy
27
Mar
Tips To Get A New Market Tax Credit Commitment Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
26
Mar
Water Risk in the Middle East Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
24
Mar
Wisconsin Supreme Court Limits WDNR’s Authority Regarding WPDES Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
23
Mar
Comments Solicited on Fundamental Changes to FERC's Market-Based Rate and Merger Review Process Tests Bracewell LLP
19
Mar
Quake Concern Delays Nuclear Plant Extension in California Center for Public Integrity
18
Mar
EPA Redefines “Solid Waste” to Incentivize Creative Fuel Technology: Garbage to Gold Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
18
Mar
Reactors at Heart of Japanese Nuclear Crisis Raised Concerns as Early as 1972, Memos Show. Some Watchdogs Fear U.S. Regulators Complacent Then — and Now. Center for Public Integrity

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