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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. Now, the company wants to move its stored waste to two abandoned mines.
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Bill In Maryland Would Impose Strict Liability Standards On Drilling Companies

The Maryland Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would impose some of the strictest liability standards in the U.S. on drilling companies in the state. Opponents call it an attempt to stop fracking, which has yet to start in Maryland.
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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.
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Alaska Town Braces For Another Boom

Small communities across the U.S. are struggling to deal with rapid oil and gas development. The influx of workers and activity can strain services and infrastructure. But planning helps.
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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.
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New Transmission Line To Carry Wind Energy Not Met With Open Arms

Public meetings are underway in Oklahoma and Arkansas to get input on a high-voltage transmission line. The U.S. hasn't added a line like this since the 1970s, but not everyone is happy about it.
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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate nearly half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.
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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.
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Boston Bombing Jury Sees Tsarnaev's Writings

Prosecutors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev presented photos Tuesday of the blood-stained note he left in the boat where he was captured.
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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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