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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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As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, one issue has received little attention: the oil industry faces a shortage of experienced workers. Some analysts are concerned more inexperienced workers could compromise safety, but the industry says training is more rigorous than ever.
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New Rules To Curb Pollution From Oil, Gas Drilling

The federal rules announced Wednesday will, among other things, soon require oil and natural gas drillers to limit air pollution from drilling operations. Though the requirements stand to save companies money long term, producers say pollution regulations should be left to the states.

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