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Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets

The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.
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Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.
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No Matter How You Spell It, Fracking Stirs Controversy

Fracking was among 149 words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Activists play up its unseemly connotations; those in the oil and gas industry downplay documented problems with gas development.
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Organic Cat Litter Chief Suspect In Nuclear Waste Accident

The release of plutonium at a New Mexico nuclear dump may have been caused by a bad purchase at the pet shop.
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Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Claims for and against the pipeline are overblown. It won't make much of a difference on climate change, and it likely won't help the U.S. become energy independent.
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Virginia GOP Hopes Opposing EPA Carbon Limits Will Be Political Winner

New limits to greenhouses gases from coal power plants represents a "war on coal," according to Republican lawmakers in Virginia, and they're hoping support from the commonwealth's coal country will vault them into power.

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O'Malley Vetoes Bill That Would Have Delayed Eastern Shore Wind Farm

A bill passed by Marylander lawmakers would have delayed a wind farm project on Eastern Shore more than a year, but it received a veto from Maryland's governor.

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What Might Have Prevented The Soma Mining Disaster?

Since the mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, Davitt McAteer has been looking into what went wrong. He's the former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, and he addresses the tragedy.
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10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill In L.A. Neighborhood

Crude oil geysered high into the air after a pipeline rupture early Thursday morning in northern Los Angeles. Fire officials say the spill was knee-deep in some spots.
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Past Disasters Haunt Modern-Day Coal Mining Accidents

More than 280 miners have died in Turkey with another 150 still missing. It's hard to imagine how so many can perish in a mine accident in modern times.

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