News bites: On EPA rules and blackouts

Upcoming Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations could strain the country’s electricity grid, The New York Times reports.

It cost more than $20 million to clean up a Michigan oil spill last year, UPI reports.

The Wall Street Journal has the latest on oil prices.

The recent rollercoaster ride at the stock market has lowered the cost of gas, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Japan is setting up a new nuclear oversight agency, according to Reuters.

The EPA on Thursday banned the sale of a pesticide that some allege kills trees, the Times says.