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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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Economic Concerns Fuel Campaign To Save The Sage Grouse

Many in the West are backing an effort to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. By saving the bird, they feel they can save the culture and customs of the West as well.
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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group, don't want that to happen.
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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean For Unconventional Extraction Methods?

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Barbara R. Shook, senior reporter-at-large at the Energy Intelligence Group, about how low oil prices need to go to make "unconventional oil" extraction too expensive.
WAMU 88.5

5 Takeaways From The Rejected Pepco-Exelon Merger

What does the D.C. public service commission's rejection of the Pepco-Exelon merger mean? Is this a victory for renewable energy advocates? What are the prospects for turning Pepco into a public power utility? 

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Could The D.C. Government Do A Better Job Than Pepco?

Public power utilities have brought better service and lower rates in some cities. Could it work in D.C.?

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