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Impacts Of Libyan Conflict On Gas Prices Still Uncertain

Gas prices are 35 percent higher than a year ago. Part of the reason is the civil war in Libya, which caused oil production to virtually shut down.

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Quake Shook Nuclear Power Plants As Far Away as Michigan

The North Anna Nuclear Plant located near the epicenter of Virginia's 5.9 magnitude earthquake was taken offline and several other plants were being inspected.

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Environmentalists Differ On Alexandria Coal-Fired Power Plant

Environmentalists in Virginia are divided over what should happen to millions of dollars that have been set aside to clean up a coal-fired power plant on the waterfront in Alexandria.

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Religious Group Joins Fray Opposing Va. Uranium Mining

A religious group is joining the fight to maintain a ban on uranium mining in Virginia.

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Bethesda's New Electric Car Charging Station Was Kids' Idea

This week's installation of Maryland's first solar tracking electric vehicle charger might not have been possible without the encouragement of a group of teen siblings.

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Maryland's First Solar Tracking Electric Vehicle Charger Opens In Bethesda

Montgomery County is now home to the state's first solar tracking electric vehicle charger. State officials and alternative energy advocates gathered in Bethesda this morning to show off the latest advancement in Maryland's march toward clean renewable energy.

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Va. Lawmakers Hope To Renew Offshore Drilling Effort This Fall

Virginia lawmakers are fighting for the state to get billions of dollars in revenue by allowing drilling off its coast, but the proposal is stalled in Congress and the state's congressional delegation still can't agree on whether to drill at all.

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Canadian Oil Pipeline Plan Meets Resistance

The Canadian oil company TransCanada plans to expand a pipeline to transport crude oil from Alberta to Texas through the central U.S. The proposal has sparked debate on both sides of the border about energy security, the environment and safety.

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