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Production at the Barnett Shale.

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Production at the Barnett Shale.

EPA Rules a Boon for Texas: Energy Study

Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon-reduction plan a “direct assault” on energy providers. A new study, however, says the producers in his state may be its biggest beneficiaries. A study set for release today from the independent Center for Strategic and...

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Coal outside Price, Utah.

Photograph by George Frey/Bloomberg

Coal outside Price, Utah.

EPA Rule: Legal Backing for Climate Plan — or ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

Buried in the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions, which was published in the Federal Register today, is a second rule that may provide a crucial legal backstop to the plan. The EPA’s proposed rule to cut the...

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

Greenhouse Gas Limit Supported: ABC/Post Poll

The White House probably can count on some public support for the regulations on power plant emissions it rolled out today — even if it costs consumers something in the process. That’s the word from an ABC News/Washington poll released...

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a keynote panel on reducing greenhouse gases on pril 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a keynote panel on reducing greenhouse gases on pril 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

EPA’s McCarthy: Science Real

Updated April 29 at 12:50 pm EDT Since she was first nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy has worked hard to assuage Republican and industry critics of the agency’s scientific process, including promising data from decades-old studies...

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A BP Plc logo at a gas station in London.

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A BP Plc logo at a gas station in London.

BP Boosts PAC Giving as Company Fights Suspension

As BP fights a suspension from U.S. government contracting stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based company is boosting its campaign contributions. The company’s political action committee made $208,000 in donations in 2013, almost three times the $70,500 it gave during 2011,...

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Gasland producer Josh Fox on June 11, 2013

Photograph by Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg

Gasland producer Josh Fox on June 11, 2013

EPA Needs Fracking Review: ‘Gasland’ Maker, Environmentalists

“Gasland” producer Josh Fox joined groups in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to re-open its probe of water contamination from gas drilling in Texas after scientists found methane in wells at combustible levels. “Evidence of contamination from fracking remains clear...

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Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

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Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama Sees ‘Net Plus’ in Natural Gas — Yet Concerns About Fracking

There may be a record-breaking cold snap in Washington, but President Barack Obama is raising the heat in his battle against climate change. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Obama said one way to reduce global greenhouse gas...

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

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