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Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry &…

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Mine sites, courthouses, prisons _ pet projects live on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress insisted it cleaned up its act five years ago in a much-ballyhooed reform, banning the costly practice of embedding legislation with billions of dollars for pet…

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Ailing, angry nuclear-weapons workers fight for compensation

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Paul Brogdon was a security guard at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant during the last stages of the Cold War, protecting stockpiles of bomb-grade uranium from would-be…

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Energy Department cancels plan to ship nuclear waste to Idaho

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – The U.S. Energy Department has canceled a plan to ship to the Idaho National Laboratory spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors out of…

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Nuclear weapons lab lobbied with federal funds to block competition for lucrative contract

Top officials at one of the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories secretly drew up a careful list of targets in 2009.  But these were not Russian missile silos or Chinese leadership…

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Obama to sign bill to boost energy efficiency in buildings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is signing long-delayed legislation to boost energy efficiency in buildings. Obama plans to sign the bill into law in the Oval Office Thursday afternoon….

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Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi & Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels & sets overall…

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Congress authorizes $577 billion in U.S. defense spending

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi & Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels…

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Green groups urge U.S. agency to halt approving gas export projects

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Environmentalists on Monday protested at the headquarters of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, calling on the agency to stop approving liquefied natural gas…

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