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EPA Wants Full Review of Oregon Coal-Export Project

The Environmental Protection Agency wants the Army Corps of Engineers to do a thorough review of the impacts of exporting U.S. coal through Northwest ports.

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Records Fight Shapes Up Over Oregon Coal Export Idea

A legal battle is shaping up over records of the port in Coos Bay and its negotiations for a coal export terminal.

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Energy Conference Slated for Billings

An energy conference next week in Billings aims to build on the industry's growth in the state.

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NorthWestern Gives Go-Ahead to Build Wind Farm

NorthWestern Energy Corp. has given Compass Wind of Denver the go-ahead to build an $86.1 million wind farm in central Montana.

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Government Grades Itself on Gas Prices, Gets an ‘A’

On Tuesday, U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Stephen Chu was asked to give himself a grade regarding his departments efforts to control the price of gas at the pump. What grade would you give?

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Do You Support Offshore Drilling? — Survey of the Day

While the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 may have tempered enthusiasm for offshore drilling, the current rise in gas prices has turned the public back in that direction.

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Energy Company Halts Plans for Exploratory Well

An energy company says it has suspended plans to drill an exploratory oil and gas well after members of the Blackfeet Tribe who consider the area sacred and make visits for cultural ceremonies voiced opposition.

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Is Nuclear Power Worth the Benefits? – Survey of the Day

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan. While that tragedy highlighted the downside to nuclear power, has it changed opinions about the energy source?

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Obama Plays Defense on Energy Policy

On Tuesday, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu publicly backtracked on his prior opinion that domestic gas prices need to rise to European levels. This same week, Obama spoke out against his Republican opponents for their "flat-earth" mentality on energy. The focus on energy this week is driven by gas prices that not only hurt the wallet, they hurt Obama's re-election chances.

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New Montana Wind Farm on It’s Way

Montana is set to receive a new 20,000 watt wind farm just outside the town of Shawmut by the end of 2012. The wind turbines are from Goldwind, a Chinese government backed windmill manufacturing firm from Urumqi, Xinjang that competes directly with General Electric. Goldwind already has 6,000 turbines running worldwide and has plans for projects in multiple U.S. States including Ohio, and Rhode Island.

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