Week in Review

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EPA delays proposed greenhouse gas limits on refineries, public interest groups ask FCC to lift sports blackout rule, federal commission postpones decision on fracking, and more.

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  • The Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, and other advocacy groups called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to lift the sports blackout rule, which keeps coverage of a sporting event off television in local markets unless the game sells out.
  • The Department of Justice stated that Merck will plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay $950 million in civil and criminal fines for marketing Vioxx as a rheumatoid arthritis drug in advance of FDA approval for that use.
  • A symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School examined the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law.