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Residents sue Exxon for Yellowstone River oil spill

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Several landowners whose property was damaged when an ExxonMobil Corp. pipeline spilled oil into the Yellowstone River have filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for long-term harm to their property and businesses.

Joe Barton says Solyndra “poster child” of Obama’s “failing energy policies”

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Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis (AP photo)

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, dubbed the bankrupt California solar panel company that received a loan guarantee from the Obama administration as the “poster child of the administration’s failing energy policies ..

A Chevrolet Volt undergoes a quality inspection on the production line at a General Motors assembly plant in Michigan on Nov. 30, 2010. (AP file photo/Paul Sancya)

Responders must train for hybrid, electric car rescues

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With all-electric and hybrid vehicles, or cars with both combustion engines and battery packs, becoming more prevalent, fire departments across the country have instituted new courses to instruct personnel on the potential hazards they may encounter at a motor vehicle accident.
Mickal Vogt of Covington, La., uses a stick to place tar balls in a jar that washed up on the shore in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010. Large amounts of the oil battered the Alabama coast, leaving deposits of the slick mess some 4-6 inches thick on the beach in some parts. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Report highlights need to clean Gulf

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Coastal states must work together to restore key elements of the Gulf of Mexico that have made it a backbone of the U.S. economy before the ecosystem becomes so weak and polluted that it is no longer habitable for animals or people, according to a preliminary report released today.
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Anadarko plans to sell all Brazil oil blocks, ANP says

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest U.S. independent oil and natural-gas company by market value, plans to sell all its blocks in Brazil, a director at the nation’s crude regulator said.
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President Barack Obama to step up power line projects

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The Obama administration wants to speed up permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12 states, as it moves to create jobs and modernize the nation’s power grid.

Texas official tells Congress EPA air rules based on flawed science

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Tougher ozone standards that President Barack Obama withdrew in early September and their purported health benefits touted by the Environmental Protection Agency were based on flawed science, a Texas official charged today.
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Texas officials says EPA regulations based on “flawed science”

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Tougher ozone standards that President Barack Obama withdrew in early September and their purported health benefits touted by the Environmental Protection Agency were based on flawed science, a Texas official charged today.
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Exxon Mobil says jury’s gas-leak damages award was excessive

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Exxon Mobil Corp. said it shouldn’t be forced to pay more than $1 billion in punitive damages over a 2006 gasoline leak in Maryland that allegedly fouled residents’ drinking water.
President Barack Obama, with Solyndra Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet, looks at a solar panel, during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif. Solyndra received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government has announced layoffs of 1,100 workers and plans to file for bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Obama has no regrets about Solyndra loan

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President Barack Obama said he does not regret a $528 million loan to a solar energy company that later collapsed, saying officials always knew a clean energy loan program would not back winners 100 percent of the time.