News bites: Administration to push new worker safety regs

The Obama administration is moving forward with a draft rule that would require large firms to make their worker injury and illness records public, The Wall Street Journal reports.

A new report concludes that Virginia is ignoring regulations meant to protect historic landmarks, according to RegWatch.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) appears poised for a makeover, following the departure of one commissioner and anticipated departure of the scrappy agency’s chairman, The New York Times reports.

Voters in Washington State have rejected a ballot initiative to require labels on all food products containing genetically engineered food, according to USA Today.

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Green groups applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to regulate smaller streams and wetlands.

The U.S. Supreme Court scheduled a date to hear arguments in a case involving President Obama’s use of appointment powers.

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