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Maryland Fracking Debate: Q&A With Attorney General Brian Frosh

Maryland's attorney general has recently voiced support for a bill imposing tough liability standards on fracking companies. He discussed that topic and more in an interview with WAMU 88.5

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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.
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West Virginia Derailment Raises Concerns About Volatility Of Bakken Oil

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold about the volatility of crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. That's the same oil that exploded when a train derailed in West Virginia two weeks ago.
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Senate Fails To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

The final vote was 62-37, which falls short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.
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A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
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D.C. Should Reject Pepco-Exelon Merger, Council Member Mary Cheh Says

If the Pepco-Exelon merger is approved, it would become the largest power distributor in the U.S. — but one D.C. lawmaker says it's bad business for the city.

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Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.
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Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

The group has been meeting for months to find compromise on whether local governments should be given more say when drilling is proposed near residential and urban areas.
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Odds Of Nuclear Deal With Iran May Be Rising

All the talks about Iran's nuclear program may be coming to head around a few key issues — like how many years Iran might have to be subjected to inspections and how sanctions are lifted in return.
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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.

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