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New Iran Sanctions, And Fears They Could Backfire

Congress has voted in favor of sanctions on Iran's Central Bank — which is intended to make it harder for Iran to sell its oil. But the move could have the unintended result of reducing the oil supply, thus driving up the price Iran would receive for oil it does sell.
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O'Malley Now Backs Exelon-Constellation Merger

The proposed merger of Exelon Corporation with Constellation Energy has finally gotten the thumbs up from Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, after he extracted a promise of more than one billion dollars in investments.
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Offshore Wind Company Pulls Out Of Delaware Project

The developer of an offshore wind farm in Delaware is pulling out of the project, citing market pressures.

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EPA To Unveil Stricter Rules For Power Plants

The rules, which come two decades after Congress ordered the agency to regulate toxic air pollution, would give power plants nationwide just three more years to slash mercury and other harmful emissions. But some big power plants are angling for more time.
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Canada Exits Kyoto Climate Agreement

Canada is withdrawing from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol agreement on climate change, with Environment Minister Peter Kent arguing that the framework doesn't represent the way forward for Canada or the world.
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US Military Keeps Wary Eye On Asia's Space Race

In Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks, Naval Postgraduate School professor James Clay Moltz discusses the potential militarization of fast-growing space programs in China, India, and Japan--and why US military officials are keeping watch.
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EPA Connects 'Fracking' To Water Contamination

For the first time, a government study has tied contamination in drinking water to an advanced drilling technique commonly known as "fracking." EPA scientists found high levels of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing in the ground water of a small Wyoming town.

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