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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.
NPR

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.
NPR

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.
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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? 

WAMU 88.5

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.?

WAMU 88.5

Pepco-Exelon Merger Runs Into D.C. Regulators

This week, the District's Public Service Commission rejected a proposed deal between D.C. based Pepco Holdings and the Chicago energy giant Exelon. We explore what the decision means for the multibillion-dollar deal.

WAMU 88.5

Lawsuit On Uranium Mining Moratorium Should Be Dismissed, Virginia AG Says

Virginia Uranium Inc. filed the lawsuit earlier this month in federal court. It wants to begin mining a 119-million-pound deposit near the North Carolina border.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Regulators Reject Pepco-Exelon Deal

The D.C. Public Service Commission on Tuesday rejected the proposed acquisition of the electric utility Pepco by Exelon. We explore what happens next and what's at stake for consumers throughout the region.

WAMU 88.5

Will The D.C. Public Service Commission Sign Off On Pepco-Exelon Merger?

Renewable energy advocates have been strongly critical of a proposed $6.9 billion merger between energy giants Exelon and Pepco, but ultimately it's the D.C. Public Service Commission that will need to sign off.

NPR

Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

Researchers have been using muons to take a peek inside the nuclear reactors in Japan that melted down in 2011. The results could aid the continuing cleanup operations.

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