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Volume XII, Number 342

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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.

For hourly updates on the latest news about environmental and energy laws, regulations, and legislation, be sure to follow our Environmental Regulation & Energy Law Twitter feed and sign up for complimentary e-news bulletins.

Date Title Organization
1
Jun
Governor Cuomo Tells NYSDEC To Consider Pennsylvania Well Blowout in Horizontal Drilling Review, Finish Review by July 1 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1
Jun
Tier 1 and Tier 2 WPDES General Storm Water Permits Reissued Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
31
May
Massachusetts is Winding the Future U.S. Department of Energy
29
May
Non-Partisan Legislative Analyst Recommends Ceasing All Work on the Cap-And-Trade Program Until More Alternatives are Analyzed By Legislature Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
May
Can I Sue My Neighbor Under Nuisance Law for Contributing to Climate Change? The Supreme Court’s AEP vs. Connecticut: A Case of “What Will Kennedy Decide”? Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
28
May
EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site in Orange County, N.Y.; EPA to Hold Public Meeting on June 15 to Discuss Plan U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
28
May
How Energy Companies Reduce Risk Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
25
May
US Labor Department’s order involving mine operator’s failure to timely notify of roof collapse upheld U.S. Department of Labor
24
May
Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to Support Solar Generation Project in Nevada U.S. Department of Energy
24
May
Senate Rejects Bill Attempting to Speed Up Offshore Drilling Greenberg Traurig, LLP
23
May
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Expanded Partnership with Industry to Advance Next-Generation Automotive Technologies U.S. Department of Energy
23
May
Permitting Some Fudging on Oil Stats: Fact Check Center for Public Integrity
23
May
Texas Egg Producer to Pay $1.9 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
22
May
DOE Announces Funding for U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center U.S. Department of Energy
21
May
Statement by MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main on release of Upper Big Branch Independent Investigation Report U.S. Department of Labor
20
May
Persistent black lung, old scourge of coal, found in autopsies of most Massey miners Center for Public Integrity
19
May
MSHA signs memorandum of understanding with Interstate Mining Compact Commission during mine emergency response meeting U.S. Department of Labor
18
May
Antitrust Aspects of Dealing with the Japanese Earthquake McDermott Will & Emery
17
May
Prem Kumar Added to EPA Fugitive List / Defendant Failed to Surrender after Indictment in Illegal Vessel pollution case U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
16
May
EPA Takes Action to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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