News bites: Energy regulators take on banks

The White House regulatory chief is set to defend the decision to boost the social cost of carbon (SCC), arguing the boosted figures are used in Europe, RegWatch reports. But Howard Shelanski will remain silent on the administration’s decision to delay a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, after turning down an invitation to testify on the subject. 

Renewable energy regulations are finding unlikely allies, even in states with Republican-controlled legislatures, with farmers voicing support for the green-energy mandates, according to the Journal.

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Lawmakers called for more regulations to protect the public from online gambling sites.

The House Energy Committee voted to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule-making authority.

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