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Utility Companies Expect Nearly A Week For Full Restoration

Pepco, Dominion and BGE say it could take nearly a week for restoration to be completed.

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Ahead Of Alaska Drilling, Shell Practices Cleaning Up

Royal Dutch Shell could drill several exploratory oil wells into the waters off the north shore of Alaska this summer. The potential prize is huge, but so is the risk, should there be an oil spill in the pristine and remote region. So Shell is recruiting locals and training them to confront oil in icy waters.
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Pepco Defends Service, Emphasizes Safety

With the summer storm season upon us, Pepco is emphasizing safety to its many Maryland customers, something the utility has been working to improve on their end.

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No Energy Tax Relief In Sight In Montgomery County

A gloomy fiscal outlook in Montgomery County next year makes it appear to some on the county council that the county's energy tax is unlikely to be rolled back as originally planned.

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Virginia Republicans Push For Offshore Drilling

Virginia House Republicans continue to try to pressure the Obama Administration to open up Virginia's coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

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Science Diplomacy

When tensions among nations are at their height, connections among scientists can be a powerful avenue for maintaining ties and backdoor diplomacy.

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Offline Nuclear Plant Squeezes Energy Access In Calif.

One of California's two nuclear power plants has been closed since the discovery of a radioactive leak in late January. With summer here — and increased energy use with it — the state is bracing for the possibility of rolling blackouts in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. L.A. Times reporter Abby Sewell talks with Melissa Block about what's being done to stave off an energy calamity.
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Senate Votes To Keep Mercury Limits On Power Plants

With major deadlines approaching on student loans and transportation legislation, the Senate blocked off four hours of floor debate time for something else. At issue is a resolution disapproving of new EPA regulations limiting mercury emissions from power plants.

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