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Remnants of a house that burned and collapsed in East Baltimore, killing a child. (credit: George Mesthos/Getty Images)

Baltimore House Fire, Boy’s Death Caused by Natural Gas Explosion

A fire department investigation concludes that a natural gas explosion caused a fire that heavily damaged an east Baltimore rowhouse and caused a wall to collapse onto the street, killing a boy who was walking by.

03/06/2014

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4 Arrested in Frederick, Md., Protest of Dominion

Four people face criminal charges for blocking a Frederick courthouse entrance to protest Dominion Resources’ plan to export natural gas.

03/06/2014

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Study: Nearly 6,000 Natural Gas Leaks Found in D.C.

A new report has found nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks in Washington, D.C., including 12 in manholes where high methane levels posed a risk of explosion.

01/16/2014

Experts estimate 13 percent of the world's untapped oil reserves may lie beneath the melting Arctic ice. (Getty Images)

Nations Vie For Clout In Arctic; U.S. Far From Lead

Critics say the U.S. is lagging behind Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and Denmark in securing Arctic Ocean rights.

01/01/2014

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

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Dominion to Lower Fuel Charge for Va. Customers

Virginia regulators have approved a request from Dominion Virginia Power to lower what it charges customers to recover its fuel costs early.

11/21/2013

A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, N.D. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

House Passes Bills Aimed At Speeding Up Drilling For Oil, Gas On Public Lands

The House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.

11/21/2013

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Dominion Virginia Power Updates Energy Plan

Dominion Virginia Power has submitted an updated long-range energy plan to state regulators that proposes a heavy reliance on natural gas, but also includes large-scale solar power generation and wind power.

08/30/2013

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Energy Industry Heavyweights Arguing Against Outright Ban On ‘Fracking’ In National Park

Environmental groups are fearful that a new blueprint for the 1.1-million-acre George Washington National Forest will open the largest federally protected forest in the East to a form of natural gas drilling that has spawned its own environmental movement.

07/04/2013

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Interior Issues New Fracking Rule On Public Land

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/16/2013

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