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If Supplies Of Oil Are Up, Why Is Gas Still Pricey?

Supplies of oil have been surging this year, and U.S. drivers, who have been switching to more fuel-efficient cars, are using less gasoline. That would seem to be the right economic combination to push down prices at the pump, but gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high this summer.
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Calif. Wonders About Energy Future After Nuclear Plant Closes

Summer is almost here — and in California that means it's the season to worry about rolling blackouts. There's even more cause for concern this year. The San Onofre nuclear power plant is shutting down for good. It's been off-line for more than a year after a pipe was found leaking radioactive steam. When fully operational, San Onofre produced power for more than a million homes.
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Commentary: Burying Power Lines Won't Stop Severe Weather

D.C. lawmakers are considering a $1 billion-plan to bury 60 power lines to help reduce storm-related power outages. But commentator Mike Tidwell says the debate about burying lines is missing a larger point: how to address climate change.
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State Regulators To Decide On Pepco Rate Hikes

The Maryland Public Service Commission is slated to make a decision soon on rate hikes being requested by utility company Pepco, which have been opposed by leaders in Montgomery County.

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California Nuclear Plant Slated For Permanent Shut Down

The plant's twin reactors went offline last year due to a small radiation leak and the operator has been unable to get approval to restart them.
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America's Energy Future Beyond Oil And Gas

Natural gas production in this country is booming. On a far smaller scale, so are some alternative energy industries. Please join us to discuss the growth prospects for wind, solar and nuclear power in the United States.

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Baton Rouge's Corroded, Overpolluting Neighbor: Exxon Mobil

The Standard Heights neighborhood sits next to the nation's second-largest gasoline refinery. Recently, residents learned a new truth about the plumes of exhaust they see every day: Exxon Mobil's aging refinery and petrochemical facilities — like many others — are pumping out far more pollution than the law allows.
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Natural Gas Export Plan Unites Oregon Landowners Against It

The natural gas industry wants to export more of its commodity, but first it has to build infrastructure. In Oregon, companies want to build a 230-mile pipeline and an export terminal on the coast. Some welcome the new jobs, but others worry about environmental consequences.

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