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Interior Dept. Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.
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Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.
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Survey Approved For Pipeline Through George Washington National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service announced it will allow Dominion Transmission Inc. to survey the path for a $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeastern Virginia and North Carolina.

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A Nuclear Deal With Iran Could Increase Global Oil Glut

The price of oil has plummeted as a glut of crude sits idle in tankers and in storage. And more oil could be on the way if a nuclear deal removes the caps on Iranian oil exports.
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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. Now, the company wants to move its stored waste to two abandoned mines.
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Bill In Maryland Would Impose Strict Liability Standards On Drilling Companies

The Maryland Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would impose some of the strictest liability standards in the U.S. on drilling companies in the state. Opponents call it an attempt to stop fracking, which has yet to start in Maryland.
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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.
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Alaska Town Braces For Another Boom

Small communities across the U.S. are struggling to deal with rapid oil and gas development. The influx of workers and activity can strain services and infrastructure. But planning helps.
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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.
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New Transmission Line To Carry Wind Energy Not Met With Open Arms

Public meetings are underway in Oklahoma and Arkansas to get input on a high-voltage transmission line. The U.S. hasn't added a line like this since the 1970s, but not everyone is happy about it.

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