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D.C. Regulator Approves Exelon's Takeover Of Pepco

The District of Columbia Public Service Commission has approved Exelon's nearly $7 billion takeover of rival utility Pepco.

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Has Dominion's Political Power Clouded The Fight Over Coal Ash?

Dominion's plan to close its coal ash ponds is fueling protests and lawsuits in Virginia. We explore the controversy and look at the relationship between Virginia environmental regulators and the state's politically powerful utility.

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How Low Oil Prices Are Changing Career Plans At An Ohio College

Students come from all over the world to study petroleum engineering in southern Ohio and Marietta College. In the past nearly every graduate had a good job. Not any more.
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Nevada Solar Power Business Struggles To Keep The Lights On

Since Nevada regulators began phasing out incentives, the solar power business has been in turmoil and many workers have been laid off. Now some worry what happened there will spread to other states.
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U.S., Canada Pledge To Lower Methane Emissions In Oil And Gas sectors

Methane leaks are bad news. We'll fly over a South Texas oilfield with a leak detection crew and witness — with the aid of an infrared camera — how much methane gushes into the atmosphere.
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Water, Soil And Radiation: Why Fukushima Will Take Decades To Clean Up

Five years after meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, progress has been made, but there's still plenty to do.
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U.S., Canada Announce Shared Goals For Fighting Climate Change

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled goals for cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by more than 40 percent by 2025, among other ambitious targets.
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Nuclear Plant Threatens Miami-Dade's Water. Mayor Says, 'This Isn't Flint'

A study shows excessive saltwater from Florida Power and Light's nuclear plant is threatening Biscayne Bay and the aquifer that supplies much of Miami's water.
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Reinventing The American City: Steel Town Forges A New Future

The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.
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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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