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Volume XIII, Number 39

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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
7
Aug
Can Our Grid Really Get Smart? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
7
Aug
US Department of Labor’s OSHA announces measures to improve Whistleblower Protection Program U.S. Department of Labor
6
Aug
Another Federal Court of Appeals Weighs in on the Applicability of the Six-Year Statute of Limitations Period to an Overstatement of Basis McDermott Will & Emery
5
Aug
The NJ Solar Energy Industry: Boom, Correction And The Future - Part II Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
3
Aug
SEC Investigating Shale Gas Producers Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2
Aug
Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal U.S. Department of Energy
2
Aug
Environmental Justice Groups Intensify Judicial and Legislative Campaign Against California's Proposed Cap-and-Trade Program Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
1
Aug
MSHA announces results of June impact inspections U.S. Department of Labor
31
Jul
Departments of Energy, Defense Partner to Install Fuel Cell Backup Power Units at Eight Military Installations U.S. Department of Energy
31
Jul
EPA Proposes Air Pollution (VOC) Standards for Oil & Gas Operations that EPA Claims Will Save Millions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Jul
Department of Energy Cites Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Violations U.S. Department of Energy
30
Jul
Kinder Morgan to pay more than $830,000 in overtime back wages to 4,659 employees, resolving US Labor Department lawsuit U.S. Department of Labor
28
Jul
Eastern Population of Gopher Tortoise Eligible for Endangered Species Act Protection Greenberg Traurig, LLP
28
Jul
Court grants MSHA request for preliminary injunction against anthracite mine operator in Lykens, Pa. U.S. Department of Labor
28
Jul
OEHHA Identifies 39 New Chemicals for Evaluation Under Proposition 65 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Jul
How Conflicts of Interest Hinder Offshore Drilling Regulation Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
27
Jul
U.S. Department of Energy and India Partner to Advance Accelerator and Particle Detector Research and Development U.S. Department of Energy
24
Jul
Office of Management and Budget Dodges Subpoena on Solyndra Center for Public Integrity
21
Jul
California's Green Chemistry Rulemaking Renewed Greenberg Traurig, LLP
21
Jul
Oil & Gas Activities – Agencies are “Up-in-the-Air” on Air Regulations Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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