D.C. Circuit Vacates EPA Affirmative Defense Regulation – Some Limits On Regulatory Authority

D.C. Circuit Vacates EPA Affirmative Defense Regulation – Some Limits On Regulatory Authority

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided last Friday in Natural Resources Defense Council v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that (1) the emissions-related provisions of the 2013 Portland Cement Rule were permissible but that (2) EPA exceeded its statutory authority in a 2010 version by promulgating an affirmative defense in private civil suits when control equipment unavoidably malfunctions.

LXBN TV: Discussing the Biggest Legal Issues Marijuana Businesses Should Be Aware Of

By | LXBN | April 21, 2014
LXBN TV

By the end of this summer, there will be legal marijuana retailers in Washington State. Rule-making around the state’s Initiative 502 is about complete and the biggest remaining step is holding a lottery to determine who gets licenses to produce and sell cannabis products. But for those lucky enough to win a license, that’s just the beginning as far as legal issues go.

If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

The decision of the Regional Director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) has created an interesting question for all colleges and universities.