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The Politics Hour - March 4, 2016

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Tribe Says Drilling Project Would Have 'Heartbreaking' Consequences

An energy company is heading to court for the right to drill in Montana, near Glacier National Park. But some Native Americans and environmental groups want to stop the long-delayed project.
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Big Power Companies Hail Oregon Lawmakers' Approval Of Plan Phasing Out Coal

The legislation, which calls for big utilities to stop relying on coal by 2030, emerged from a January agreement between the companies and environmental advocates.
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U.S. Fracking Industry Shocked By Death Of Pioneer Aubrey McClendon

David Greene talks to Russell Gold, author of The Boom, about Aubrey McClendon, ex-CEO of Chesapeake Energy. He died in a car crash a day after being indicted for allegedly violating anti-trust laws.
WAMU 88.5

LISTEN: What's Next For The Proposed Pepco-Exelon Deal

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden talks with All Things Considered host Jonathan Wilson about what took the proposed Pepco-Exelon merger off track, and what might be ahead for the deal between the two power companies.

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Indicted Ex-Oil CEO Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash

Aubrey McClendon, one of the pioneers of the shale oil revolution in the U.S. died in a car crash Wednesday at age 56 years. McClendon was indicted Tuesday on charges he conspired to rig the bidding process on oil and gas leases in Oklahoma.
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Gas Prices Pop Up Despite Historic Supplies Of Oil. Blame Spring

The Energy Information Administration says oil inventories are at "historically high" levels. Still, gas prices have been heading up because oil refineries are switching to more costly summer blends.
WAMU 88.5

Is The Pepco-Exelon Merger Going to Collapse?

Kojo chats with Tommy Wells, the director of D.C.'s Department of Energy and the Environment, about what's at stake now and whether the deal is still tenable.

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Former CEO Charged With Rigging Bids For Oil And Gas Leases

Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was charged with orchestrating a conspiracy not to compete with another company for oil and gas leases, the Justice Department said.
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Mayor, Other Top D.C. Officials Reject Latest Version Of Pepco-Exelon Deal

The proposed merger of Pepco and the energy giant Exelon hit the rocks again Tuesday as top D.C. officials — including Mayor Muriel Bowser — moved back into the “no” column.

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