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A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
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D.C. Should Reject Pepco-Exelon Merger, Council Member Mary Cheh Says

If the Pepco-Exelon merger is approved, it would become the largest power distributor in the U.S. — but one D.C. lawmaker says it's bad business for the city.

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Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.
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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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