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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 is 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.

Date Title Organization
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Jun
Tax Credits For Carbon Capture—Understanding The IRS's Proposed Rule McDermott Will & Emery
5
Jun
DOE RFIs on Energy Efficiency Standards and Test Procedures Looking Closely at Connected Products and New Technologies Keller and Heckman LLP
5
Jun
DOE EERE Announces Workshop On Tools To Accelerate Scaling-Up Of Biobased Fuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
5
Jun
EPA Issues Pre-Publication Version Of Its Proposed Anti-Backsliding Determination For Renewable Fuels And Air Quality Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
5
Jun
Pipeline Safety Update - Issue No. 158 Van Ness Feldman LLP
4
Jun
The Energizer – Volume 67 K&L Gates
4
Jun
House Democrats Unveil Broad Infrastructure Legislation Van Ness Feldman LLP
4
Jun
China Publishes Draft Notice on Convergence Matters Related to Transition from MEP Order No. 7 to MEE Order No. 12 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
4
Jun
EPA Tackles Controversial Clean Water Act Certification Requirements Beveridge & Diamond PC
4
Jun
Democratic Lawmakers Seek FERC’s Rejection of Net Metering Proposal Pierce Atwood LLP
3
Jun
State of New Jersey Opposes PennEast Pipeline Company’s Request to Involve U.S. Supreme Court Stark & Stark
3
Jun
Insurance Coverage for Emerging Contaminants Barnes & Thornburg LLP
3
Jun
EPA Warns Against Potentially False and Misleading COVID-19 Disinfectant Claims Hunton Andrews Kurth
2
Jun
EPA Issues Final Rule to Streamline CWA Section 401 Review Van Ness Feldman LLP
2
Jun
EPA Warns Against False or Misleading Antiviral Claims, Highlights Enforcement Beveridge & Diamond PC
2
Jun
Nigerian Marginal Fields: New Bid Round and New Guidelines Bracewell LLP
2
Jun
Extension to Tax Credits Provides Relief to the Renewable Energy Industry Sherin and Lodgen LLP
2
Jun
Employers Beware of Fraudulent Specialty Contractor Licenses Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2
Jun
EPA Announces the Issuance of an Advisory on Disinfectants Making False and Misleading Claims against COVID-19 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
2
Jun
EPA Finalizes CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certification Regulation Hunton Andrews Kurth

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