Environmental & Energy

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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Recent Energy, EPA, Climate & Environmental Law News

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DEP Proposes Substantive Changes to Administrative Rules Pierce Atwood LLP
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Jan 24
Five Questions, Five Answers With Dr. Austin Brown, Office Director, US Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office [Podcast] ArentFox Schiff LLP
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Jan 24
CFTC Settles Enforcement Action Against Commodity Trading Firm for Alleged Fraud in Connection with Physical Commodity Trading Only – No Derivatives Katten
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Three Legal Takeaways from Fifth Circuit Decision Scrubbing Away DOE Rules on Appliance Efficiency ArentFox Schiff LLP
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Jan 24
District Court Refuses to Dismiss Putative Class Action Challenging Meaning of 'Carbon Neutral' Claim Katten
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Jan 24
FY2023 FERC Actions Signal Potential Uptick in Enforcement Actions Van Ness Feldman LLP
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Jan 24
Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Weekly IRS Roundup January 8 – January 12, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
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Expert Determination in the Energy Sector – When Will the Courts Intervene? Bracewell LLP
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Recent Federal Developments for January 2024 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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WDOE Petitions EPA to Eliminate Current Allowances for PCBs in Consumer Products Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Exodus From The Energy Charter Treaty – What is Left of Europe’s Protections for Investors? Proskauer Rose LLP
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How the New PCI DSS 4.0 will Impact the Automotive Industry McDermott Will & Emery
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EPA Issues Final SNUR to Prevent Inactive PFAS from Reentering Commerce Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Jan 24
CBCA Issues Annual Report Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Jan 24
Minnesota Requests Comments on Planned Rules for MPCA’s Determination of Currently Unavoidable Uses of PFAS in Products Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Jan 24
UK REACH: Awaited Consultation on Policy Direction for Registration of Chemicals Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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Jan 24
Oregon District Court Permits Portions of Childrens’ Federal Climate Case to Proceed ArentFox Schiff LLP
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Jan 24
US EPA Finalizes Rulemaking for Methane Emission Reductions Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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Jan 24
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Jan 24
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