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  • December 07, 2021

    Judge Won't Freeze Order That Axed Trump-Era Water Rule

    A California federal judge on Tuesday declined to freeze an October order that dealt a death blow to a Trump-era water rule that had restricted state and tribal authority to deny permits under the Clean Water Act.

  • December 07, 2021

    CFPB Adopts Rule To Smooth Libor's End In Consumer Loans

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took another step Tuesday in the move away from Libor as a financial industry benchmark rate, releasing a final rule that aims to assist with the switch to alternative benchmarks for adjustable-rate mortgages, credit cards and other types of consumer credit.

  • December 07, 2021

    EPA Cuts Biofuel Levels, Denies Refiner Exemption Bids

    The Biden administration on Tuesday announced ramped-up biofuel mixing requirements for refineries to meet next year, alongside more lenient blending requirements to help alleviate economic stresses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • December 07, 2021

    Okla. Tribes Say Seminole Case Backs Gambling Deal Claims

    Several Oklahoma tribes have told a D.C. federal judge that a recent decision torpedoing a gambling agreement between Florida and the Seminole Tribe backs their claims that the federal government approved illegal compacts between Oklahoma's governor and other tribes in the state.

  • December 07, 2021

    DC Circ. Backs FERC Orders In Entergy Utilities Spat

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's calculation of payments to settle a dispute over violations of a now-defunct operating agreement between Southeastern utility units of Entergy Corp., rejecting challenges raised by Louisiana utility regulators.

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