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Uranium Mining Could Prompt Radioactive Debate In Richmond

The uranium mining industry has been lobbying the Virginia state legislature to consider lifting the ban in the commonwealth, setting it up for a likely vote when the General Assembly is back in session.

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Gas Prices Remain Low For Thanksgiving Week

Many people are planning to drive for the Thanksgiving holiday this week, and the good news for them is that gas prices are continuing to drop.

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Oil Lobbyists Target Sen. Mark Warner In New Ad

Election season may have just ended, but interest groups are already putting pressure on local candidates facing reelection in a couple of years.

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D.C. Businesses Barred From Running A/C With Open Doors

The D.C. Council passed a measure that would fine businesses from propping their doors open while running air-conditioning unit, as part of a measure to conserve energy.

NPR

BP Agrees To Pay $4.5 Billion For Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant BP will plead guilty to criminal misconduct related to the 2010 Gulf Oil spill. The settlement deal will also include the largest-ever penalty in a criminal case, $4.5 billion.
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BP Oil Spill Has Lingering Effects In Gulf Coast

In some hot spots in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are finding lesions in 50 to 60 percent of fish. Jim Cowan, professor of oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University, is one of those researchers. He tells Audie Cornish that there is great overlap between these hot spots and the region where oil was dispersed following the 2010 rupture of a BP oil well.
NPR

BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill

Eleven people were killed and one of the largest environmental disasters in history happened after an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in 2010.
NPR

U.S. Rethinks Security As Mideast Oil Imports Drop

U.S. foreign policy and military commitments in the Middle East have long been tied to U.S. dependence on oil from the region. But imports from the Persian Gulf have actually declined sharply in recent years, which may lead to a realignment of policy priorities and an easing up of U.S. presence there.
NPR

Across Pa., Abandoned Wells Litter The Land

The state estimates that about 325,000 wells have been drilled since the mid-1800s, but the locations of 200,000 of them are unknown. This proves problematic when new wells occasionally intersect abandoned ones, and gas rockets up to the surface in a geyser.

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