News bites: Obscure energy regulator flexes its muscles

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The EPA announced an independent panel to review its research on “fracking.”

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over “pay for delay” drug settlements.

The Federal Trade Commission’s “secret shopper” found wide enforcement of video game ratings.

Lawmakers called for the removal of the gray wolf from the endangered species list.

Banks were told they could take down placards warning customers about ATM fees.

An advocacy group reported a decline in food-borne illness.

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