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Fight Over Pepco-Exelon Merger May Not Be Over Yet

After regulators in D.C. nixed a multibillion-dollar deal to merge Pepco and energy giant Exelon, both opponents and supporters of the merger say the story isn't over.
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Faced With Spate Of Tremors, Oklahoma Looks To Shake Up Its Oil Regulations

Oklahoma set a state record last year with more than 5,000 earthquakes. This year, the state is poised to have even more. Now oil and gas regulators have taken notice and are working to curb them.
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The 2016 Presidential Race: A Conversation With Democratic Candidate And Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley, a former two-term governor of Maryland, talks about his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and why he believes his positions on issues like climate change, immigration and gun control offer voters critical choices.

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What To Do With Railroad Tank Cars That Are No Longer Safe Or Economical?

New safety regulations and a slump in oil prices means tens of thousands of railroad tank cars are being taken out of service. Railroads are scrambling to find space to store unwanted oil trains.
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What Would Happen If We Burned Up All Of Earth's Fossil Fuels?

Scientists used an estimate of how much fossil fuel is left in the ground to do computer simulations and come up with a worst-case scenario.
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New EPA Rules Motivate Montana To Look Beyond Coal

Montana has one of the heaviest lifts of any state to comply with the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions. But the state is also rich in renewable energy, and the regulations may be a boon to some.
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Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are increasingly relying on natural gas instead.
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Japan Reopens Town Shuttered By Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The town of Naraha, which had 7,400 residents, was evacuated in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered the release of radiation at the power plant.
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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.
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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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