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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.
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In Escalation, Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Russia announced the move after the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the price of natural gas.
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U.S. Coal Companies Ride Exports To Booming Business

One might expect the U.S. coal industry to be reeling from the glut of low-cost natural gas and the regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, coal companies are doing a booming business in exports to Europe and Asia.
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Rules Force Washington To Cut Emissions More Than Other States

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced strict new carbon emissions regulations. Washington state has the largest reduction target — about 72 percent overall.
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Oil Field Work Pays Well But The Conditions Aren't For Everyone

Some of the best paying jobs in the American West are in the oil and gas industry. But only 18 percent are held by women, and many of those are office jobs which pay considerably less.
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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.
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EPA Rules To Play Big Role In Virginia Senate Election

New rules governing carbon emissions promise to be a divisive electoral issue this year, particularly in Virginia's coal country.

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Virginia Advisory Panel Reviews Fracking Process, Chemicals

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy convened for the first time in Richmond Wednesday, and on the table is the controversial fracking process.

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.
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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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