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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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Russia's Energy Giant Turns Up The Heat On Ukraine

Gazprom, the energy company, has dramatically raised the price it charges Ukraine for natural gas. Despite its weak, ailing economy, Ukraine must now pay far more than any other Gazprom client.
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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.
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After Stanford Divests From Coal, Activists' Hopes Turn To Harvard

Stanford University's decision to stop direct investments in coal mining companies is encouraging student-led divestment movements at other universities. Chloe Maxmin of Divest Harvard discusses her hopes following Stanford's announcement. Harvard University has the largest university endowment in the U.S.
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Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill

An energy efficiency bill has stalled in the Senate, primarily due to disagreement over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The dispute leaves an otherwise popular bill in limbo.
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Dominion Power Heeding Push To Go Green, Albeit Slowly

One in five Dominion shareholders voted to go green in a shareholder meeting, something the power company is hoping to do with grants from the federal government to build up off-shore wind power.

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Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.
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Senate May Bypass White House And Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.

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