Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Fracking Rule Stayed; Gainful Employment Passing Grade; & ACUS Recommendation

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  Fracking Rule Stayed; Gainful Employment Passing Grade; & ACUS Recommendation

Aside from the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS)’s end of Term fireworks (covered previously and later today), a few highlights in regulatory practice from the last week included a stay of the Department of the Interior (DOI)’s hydraulic fracturing rule for federal and Indian lands and summary judgment in favor of the Department of Education (ED) regarding part of its efforts to reign in for-profit colleges.

BREAKING: Wyoming Federal Court Delays Implementation of BLM’s Final Fracking Rule

By | Mineral Law | June 24, 2015
BREAKING: Wyoming Federal Court Delays Implementation of BLM’s Final Fracking Rule

On the heels of yesterday’s day-long hearing on several preliminary injunction motions in litigation challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) new final rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal public lands, the Wyoming district court has temporarily ordered a delay of the rule’s implementation for at least several weeks.