News bites: Agencies sputter back to life

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is set to order a broad review of the state’s regulations, The Hartford Courant reports. 

A former regulator said new regulations are unlikely to slow U.S. gas and oil production, according to Platts.

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The left-leaning Center for Progressive reform fired a pre-emptive strike against business groups in the upcoming fight over the cost of proposed worker safety regulations.

The oil and gas industry threatened the Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit over the agency’s 2014 renewable fuel standard.

Big Agriculture and the biotechnology industry poured millions of dollars into the campaign against a Washington state initiative requiring labels for genetically modified ingredients.

A pair of House Republicans accused President Obama of failing to “connect the dots” between regulations and their cost.

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