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Activists rally outside Ohio Governor Kasich’s energy summit

Environmental activists rallied outside the Ohio State University Student Union, where Republican Gov. John Kasich held an energy summit.

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The Keystone Pipeline: can labor and environmentalists work together?

Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Other countries ahead of U.S. on electric cars

Where are we in regard to clean energy and fuel-efficient cars in the U.S.? It appears other countries are leading the way.

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Obama administration seeks strong mercury regulation

The Bush administration's goal was to block EPA efforts to regulate mercury, a poison emitted by power plants.

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Republicans ignore call to end Big Oil's tax breaks

Senate Republicans began a filibuster yesterday to block the stripping of tax subsidies to oil companies.

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New oil drilling is not a solution

There's a big fight happening in Washington over oil company subsidies.

Oil CEOs to Congress: Don't blame us!

As public anger over high fuel prices and record oil company profits erupted across the nation, the major oil giants told lawmakers here that it's all beyond their control.

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Consumers angry about utility rate hike plan

Consumers are urging state lawmakers to vote against a bill that would eliminate the long-standing utility rate review process.

Green energy bill signed into law

California became No. 1 in the nation in its commitment to renewable energy after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all electricity retailers to get at least 33 percent of their electricity from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal, by 2020.

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Green energy bill signed into law

When Governor Jerry Brown put his signature on Senate Bill 2X April 12, California became No. 1 in the nation in its commitment to renewable energy.

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