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Mine sites, courthouses, prisons, pet projects live on

WASHINGTON — 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 projects back home. Now, the custom of “earmarking” has become relatively rare. But creative lawmakers have found ways to help their states and districts, and the process is far more opaque than ...

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Penn. wind power is helping D.C. with carbon emissions

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To help lower its carbon footprint, Washington D.C. is taking power from Pennsylvania in the form of wind. The District of Columbia has cut a deal with the Iberdrola Renewables, a Spanish company, for wind power from Iberdrola’s South Chestnut Wind Power Project located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The power will be generated by the projects 23 wind turbines. According ...

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EIA announces 2014 energy conference


WHAT: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will hold its 2014 EIA Energy Conference on July 14 and 15, 2014. The EIA Energy Conference has become a premier forum for addressing energy issues in the United States and around the world. This event will bring together thought leaders from industry, government, and academia to discuss current and future challenges facing ...

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