Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Final Waters of the United States; Proposed RFS Returns; SCOTUS in June; & Immigration Executive Action Non-Action

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Final Waters of the United States; Proposed RFS Returns; SCOTUS in June; & Immigration Executive Action Non-Action

This week’s review focuses on two significant environmental regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): preliminary release of a final definition of “waters of the United States” and release of a proposed rule to establish multiple years of volume requirements for renewable fuels, at least in part in response to a proposed consent decree.

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Internet Randomness to the Courthouse; State / Local Internet Preemption; Immigration Executive Action Litigation VI; Same-Sex FMLA Injunction

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Open Internet Randomness to the Courthouse; State / Local Internet Preemption; Immigration Executive Action Litigation VI; Same-Sex FMLA Injunction

Litigation and agency responses dominate last week’s regulatory practice. Two different protective petitions for review of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)’s open internet / net neutrality / net utility final rules were filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Fifth Circuit, and a State challenged the FCC’s preemption of State laws limiting political subdivisions’ authority to provide internet services outside their geographic boundaries in the Sixth Circuit.

Immigration Executive Action Preliminary Injunction – a Hold On Benefits and Costs for Now

By | Federal Regulations Advisor | February 17, 2015

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas preliminarily enjoined the United States, its agencies, officials, and employees from implementing all aspects of President Obama’s (or POTUS) executive action on immigration on the eve of implementation pending further order of the court or higher judicial authority.

President’s Immigration Executive Order Halted

President Obama’s executive order on immigration has been halted by a federal judge in Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen granted a temporary injunction to allow the government, and the 26 states challenging the President’s executive order issued in November of last year, time to prepare and present arguments to the court on the merits.