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Nebraska's Supreme Court To Hear Keystone XL Pipeline Case

The White House delayed a decision on the pipeline until a Nebraska route is approved. The state's high court hears arguments on Friday over whether the governor had authority to approve the route.
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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.
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Residents Worry Urban Drilling Will Turn Downtowns Into Oil Towns

Drilling for oil and gas in rural and suburban areas isn't new. But energy extraction companies are now moving into more densely populated areas, raising a new set of concerns for city residents.
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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.
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As Airports Find New Ways To Make Money, Pittsburgh Tries Fracking

Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.
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Dominion Weighs Solar Plant In Virginia

Dominion is considering building a 220 megawatt solar power facility in Virginia, but a spokesperson with the utility says not to expect big progress on solar and wind in their energy mix.

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Texas-Based Company Wins Auction For Maryland Offshore Wind Leases

An offshore wind farm is one step closer to becoming reality.
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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.

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