Mississippi enacts abortion law, EPA releases fracking rules, appeals court temporarily blocks union poster rule, and more.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced air pollution rules focusing on fracking sites. See related The Regulatory Review essay.
- The White House indicated that President Barack Obama will renominate Republican Kristine Svinicki to a new term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, drawing criticism from Democrats.
- The California Public Utility Commission affirmed a nearly $20 million fine against PG&E related to pipeline safety.
- The Texas Medical Board issued rules on the use of adult stem cells requiring approval of experimental therapies by review boards.
- While it expedites its appeal proceedings, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of a National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new rule to require posters about union activity in the workplace.
- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rules to address administrative aspects of implementing the Affordable Care Act.
- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it will accept comments before the agency proposes its regulatory reform rules under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.
- EPA released a greenhouse gas report showing that overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year.