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In Drought, Should Corn Be Food Or Fuel?

Drought across the country has led to spiking corn prices, forcing a growing number of ethanol plants around the country to temporarily close down. As a result, there is a growing call for suspending a federal mandate on biofuel and freeing up corn for feed.
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U.S. Cars Must Get 55 MPG By 2025 Under New Rules

New greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards will nearly double the distance average cars go on a gallon of gas by 2025. These new rules are expected to further reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The standards come as the United States has already made significant progress in weaning itself from foreign oil. Both the Obama and Bush administrations tightened fuel economy standards, which has resulted in a reduction in demand for oil and domestic oil production has increased.
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Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies

Water wells and streams in Leroy Township, Pa., have been bubbling up with methane gas in the past few months. The state's Department of Environmental Protection blames nearby natural gas fracking operations. A local well operator has installed water filters for residents and says the problem has been fixed.
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Romney, Obama Divided On Wind Energy Tax Credit

President Obama is headed to Iowa on Tuesday where he will likely talk about wind energy. The president says he'll continue tax credits for wind energy and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he won't.
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Report Finds Iran Still Prepping To Enrich Uranium

A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has stepped up its program to enrich uranium. It reports the country is installing more centrifuges in a heavily-defended underground site.

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