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EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017 6:33 a.m.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sparked controversy for his denial of climate science and his ties to fossil-fuel interests. Here's what to expect in Wednesday's confirmation hearing.

Energy | Health | World

Surprising Charts About Smoking, Unemployment And Mobile Phones

NPR | Jan. 14, 2017 4 a.m.

Find out why a World Bank data scientist got excited about the global charts of 2016.

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Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? U.S. Reviewing Proposed Design

NPR | Jan. 13, 2017 12:05 p.m.

A company has submitted a design for what it describes as a "modular" nuclear power plant — a radical departure from other nuclear plants. Each module would be small enough to fit on a flat-bed truck.

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Washington Supreme Court Orders Environmental Review For Coastal Oil Terminals

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that two proposed oil and gas terminal projects in Grays Harbor cannot go forward without further environmental review.

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Gas Taxes May Go Up Around The Country As States Seek To Plug Budget Holes

NPR | Jan. 12, 2017 2:36 a.m.

This year could see a wave of state tax hikes on gasoline and diesel. Oklahoma is one of about a dozen states seriously considering increases.

Energy | Environment

Union Pacific Sues For Exemption To Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area Rules

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 11, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Union Pacific Railroad is suing Wasco County and Columbia River Gorge commissioners in an effort to push through a proposed track expansion.

Energy | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Plaintiffs Call For More Court-Ordered Spill At Columbia River Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 10, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over dams in the Columbia River Basin are asking the court to order federal agencies to spill more water over the dams this spring to help threatened and endangered fish.

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West Coast Lawmakers Seek Ban On Offshore Drilling

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 3:08 p.m.

Groups of democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to permanently ban offshore drilling along the West Coast.

Nation | Energy | Technology

Vermont Utility Says It Found Malware Linked To Russian Hacking On Laptop

NPR | Jan. 6, 2017 6:02 a.m.

Russian Malware associated with "Grizzly Steppe" was found on one laptop that was not connected to the Burlington Electric's grid.

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U.S. Likely To Become Net Exporter Of Energy, Says Federal Forecast

NPR | Jan. 5, 2017 4:44 p.m.

Energy Information Administration reports the shift will probably happen by 2030, and it credits domestic natural gas production. The agency says it's watching variables such as new technology.