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Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport 'Dirty Energy'

Despite veto threats, the House sent the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama. David Greene talks to Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council about environmental issues.
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House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.
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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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State Budgets To Be Hit By Slide In Oil Prices

In North Dakota, falling oil prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking nor ignoring the decline in prices.
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The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.
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Planning Through Oil Booms Helps Independent Drillers Weather The Busts

Oil's price slump is hitting some companies hard. But longtime producers, like small Texas driller Tracy Perryman, have been through downturns before — and have learned how to survive lean times.
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Proposed Cut To Gas Tax Is About 'Transparency,' Hogan Says

Indexing the state's gasoline tax to inflation results in increases that lawmakers don't actually vote on, Hogan argues.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada, Alberta Premier Says

David Greene talks with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, who is in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress and the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Hard To Clean Up Wastewater Spills From Oil Wells Into N.D. Stream

Wastewater is arguably worse for the environment than oil, killing vegetation and leaving farmland sterile for generations. Some say the state isn't doing enough to get its spill problem controlled.
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Demanding Higher Wages, Refinery Workers Strike Shell Oil

United Steelworkers members are on strike at refineries and chemical plants that process 10 percent of the nation's gasoline, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel.

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