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U.S. Should End Its Export Ban On Crude Oil, Study Says

The Center on Global Energy Policy says lifting the ban, which was put in place during the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s, would help producers, consumers and improve U.S. security.
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U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.
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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.
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New EPA Guidelines Limit Methane Release From Drilling

The rules are mostly voluntary, which disappoints environmental groups, but they should ratchet down the amount of leaked methane from new or modified oil and gas operations, which contributes to climate change.
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Auto Industry Challenged By Falling Gas Prices

The over reliance on sales of pickups and SUVs helped push U.S. automakers into bankruptcy several years ago. Will Detroit be better prepared for when energy prices start climbing again?
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In Louisiana, Cheaper Gas Can Pump People Full Of Anxiety

When oil prices dropped in the 1980s, Louisiana was hit hard. The impacts of this latest drop have yet to be fully felt, but the City of New Orleans is more resilient this time.
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'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil? It's going to shut everything."
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Nebraska Ruling On Pipeline Could Be A Blow To TransCanada

The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?
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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.
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House OKs Keystone XL Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

The vote came hours after Nebraska's Supreme Court cleared the way for the controversial pipeline. The GOP-controlled Senate is also considering legislation to approve the pipeline.

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