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Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

The group has been meeting for months to find compromise on whether local governments should be given more say when drilling is proposed near residential and urban areas.
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Odds Of Nuclear Deal With Iran May Be Rising

All the talks about Iran's nuclear program may be coming to head around a few key issues — like how many years Iran might have to be subjected to inspections and how sanctions are lifted in return.
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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.
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Solar Energy Advocates Find Unexpected Ally In Tea Party

Florida is one of several states where the Tea Party has embraced a new cause: solar energy. Tea Party groups are teaming up with progressive organizations to open up the solar energy industry. It's an unusual coalition and puts them at odds in some states with another conservative grassroots organization, the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity.
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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override the veto. But Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the veto.
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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.
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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.
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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
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Fiery W.Va. Derailment Prompts More Concern About Transporting Oil

Two counties remain under a state of emergency after a train carrying oil derailed on Monday. Dozens of residents around Armstrong Creek evacuated after several rail cars caught fire next to a river.
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Solar Energy May Light The Way For Villagers Not On India's Grid

One quarter of India lives with little or no light when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with renewable energy and alleviate poverty in the bargain.

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