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After Backlash, Ethanol Industry Is Thriving

After being hyped as a homegrown remedy to America's dependence on foreign oil, the federally supported corn-based fuel ended up under attack as an environmental and economic failure. Now the smoke has cleared, and U.S. ethanol producers are booming.
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Maryland Fracking Report Likely Delayed

Fracking in western Maryland may be further delayed, as a study into the safety of the practice, used to extract natural gas, is not likely to be completed by its August deadline.

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First Criminal Charges Filed In BP Gulf Oil Spill

The first criminal charges were filed on Tuesday in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. An engineer for BP was charged with obstruction of justice for deleting hundreds of text messages after the spill. Carrie Johnson talks to Robert Siegel.
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A Return To 'Safety First' For Michigan Nuclear Plant

The Palisades Power Plant, one of Van Buren County's biggest employers, has one of the worst safety records in the country. After five unplanned shutdowns in 2011, the plant is now trying to prove to federal regulators that it's up to their standards.
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Arlington Seeks To Expand Energy Performance Labels

Arlington leaders are launching a new program to label how much energy is consumed in county buildings.

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BGE Customers To Receive $100 Credit

Most Baltimore Gas and Electric customers will receive a $100 credit on their bills next month.

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Loudoun Building Gets Energy Award

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Loudoun County building with the Energy Star Certification.

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