Monday Morning Regulatory Review: WOTUS Litigation IV; Cross-State / Transport Rule Remanded; Labor Elections Upheld Again

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  WOTUS Litigation IV; Cross-State / Transport Rule Remanded; Labor Elections Upheld Again

Litigation dominated regulatory affairs last week. Procedural posturing continued in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) litigation while gaining some clarity and the Clean Air Act (CAA) “good neighbor” regulations returned to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further refinement. Litigants asked the courts to partially vacate and remand efficiency standards for walk-in refrigerators, putting aside controversial issues for now.

Monday Morning Regulatory Review: a Good Week for EPA; NLRB Case Representation Challenges; & More H-2B Litigation

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  a Good Week for EPA; NLRB Case Representation Challenges; & More H-2B Litigation

This week, litigation updates: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last week cleared out a myriad of challenges to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and decisions based on regulations – all in favor of the EPA. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) also succeeded in defending their second union representation election rule.

Associated Builders Appeal Quickie Election Decision

By | Labor Relations Today | June 4, 2015
Associated Builders Appeal Quickie Election Decision

In a move that surprised absolutely nobody, business coalitions challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “quickie election” rules announced that they will appeal this week’s ruling out of Texas finding that the groups failed to prove that the rule violated both the Administrative Procedure Act and the National Labor Relations Act.