This course will provide an overview of environmental law, principally at the federal level. The course begins with a brief overview of the purpose of environmental law and regulation, and the interplay of federal, state and local laws. Our faculty will then provide an overview of the key federal environmental laws and their impact on the energy industry. The laws addressed will include the major statutes (National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, etc.). For each, the faculty will address who regulates, who is regulated, what is regulated, and how it is regulated. The course will then explain environmental law practice before the relevant agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, including the rulemaking process and judicial review of the rules and other final agency actions, citizen suits, and enforcement and related litigation. Finally, we will address environmental law considerations in project development, system operations, and energy transactions (in particular, how environmental law factors into transaction due diligence).
*Energy Law Academy Certificate of Achievement: Three Electives from Course 106, 107, 108, 109, or 110 is a requirement to obtain the Energy Law Academy Certificate of Achievement.
ABOUT THE ENERGY LAW ACADEMY
The EBA Energy Law Academy focuses on the core legal and regulatory concepts and basic industry fundamentals that every energy law practitioner needs for success. The overall goal of the Academy is to provide attorneys and energy professionals with a comprehensive foundation of the various aspects of the energy law sector. Upon completion, Academy students will have a greater understanding of the major subject matter areas so they can better approach, research, and evaluate the issues their clients face.
You may participate in the EBA Energy Law Academy by taking individual courses; or enhance your overall knowledge of energy law by obtaining your Energy Law Academy Certificate of Achievement.