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Volume XIII, Number 26

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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
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
16
May
Hyundai Ideal Electric Company to Pay $188,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Bias and Retaliation Suit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
13
May
Bill Allowing More Offshore Drilling Introduced to Congress Greenberg Traurig, LLP
13
May
MSHA Releases Upper Big Branch Mine Investigation Interview Transcripts U.S. Department of Labor
12
May
New Research Center to Increase Safety and Power Output of U.S. Nuclear Reactors U.S. Department of Energy
12
May
After Decades, Preventable Fire Hazards Persist at Alabama Nuclear Reactor Center for Public Integrity
12
May
Clean Energy Standard, is That What We're Calling it Now? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
12
May
CFTC Proposes a Swap Product Definition and Capital Requirements Under Dodd-Frank Bracewell LLP
11
May
Third Circuit Limits Continuing Nuisance Exception to Statute of Limitations (SOL) Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
May
EPA Helps Build Awareness Around Asthma / Asthma affects nearly 25 million people in the U.S. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11
May
Wind Power Operators Beware: OSHA Is Focused on You Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
11
May
BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11
May
U.S. Cities Facing $300 Billion Exposure to Storm Surge Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

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