News bites: Scrutiny of chemical regulation mounts in wake of Texas blast

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act is only the beginning of a mammoth effort to rewrite more than 1,000 rules and regulations that define marriage as between a man and a woman, RegWatch reports.

Big coal is steeling for a fight following President Obama’s announcement of new regulations limiting carbon emissions from existing power plants, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Opinion: Regulators have created a “mortgage minefield,” former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating opines in the Journal.

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