News bites: SEC stands down on oil rule

The rule was required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, but industry groups including the American Petroleum Institute challenged the regulations as undermining transparency efforts already in the works, according to The San Antonio Express.

The Texas National Guard said it would not provide benefits to same sex couples, despite a Pentagon directive requiring the military to do so, The Washington Post reports.

A taser death in Connecticut has sparked calls from the American Civil Liberties Union for increased regulation, according to NBC.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed alternative methods of calculating the impacts of development on endangered species.

The Financial Stability Board laid out a list of recommendations meant to end “too big to fail” institutions on a global scale.

The Center for Effective Government named a new regulatory policy director.

A union group raised concerns about pending airplane security regulations.

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