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Virginia Gas Prices Decrease In March

Travel analysts in Virginia say the recent spike in gas prices appears to have slowed.

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Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

The pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower on Friday, causing the evacuation of 22 homes. Crews have recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water, Exxon said Saturday. Officials are also monitoring air quality.
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Rural Community Debates Pros And Cons Of Uranium Mining

We'll visit a Virginia site that holds an estimated $7 billion of uranium and find out how local residents feel about the benefits and risks of mining that uranium.

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D.C. Aims To Out-Green Other Cities

By the year 2032, energy use in D.C. will be cut in half, and solar panels will fill the city's rooftops, if a plan released last month becomes reality.

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Visiting The Epicenter Of The Fracking Debate

Residents in Western Maryland's Garrett County talk about the prospect of fracking in their region.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Energy

From uranium mining to solar panels, we'll explore how we'll fuel our region's future with a show all about "Energy."

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Maryland Senate Passes 'Black Liquor' Bill

Environmentalists urged the Maryland Senate to remove 'black liquor' from the list of renewable energy sources — a request it obliged Thursday.

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Cheap Natural Gas Pumping New Life Into U.S. Factories

Many economists say Americans are witnessing a "manufacturing renaissance," thanks to abundant and reliable energy sources.
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Researchers Expect Oil Demand To Plateau By Decade's End

A report by analysts at Citigroup says a shift from oil to natural gas that began in the United States is about to follow suit in other countries. The report says gas may supplant oil for generating electricity in the developing world and will also become more commonly used for transportation.
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Is The Sky The Limit For Wind Power?

Building huge turbine farms too close together might significantly reduce their power, some atmospheric scientists say. The problem is "wind shadow" — the turbulence created by one big cluster of turbines that steals wind from another cluster down the road.

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