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Few places in the United States better understand the economically essential and ecologically risky accord between energy and water than this southeast Ohio town.

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Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania governments struggle with climate change, budgets, and changing markets.

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.

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Ohio’s shale oil and gas fortunes point up.

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The U.S. government is in the process of designating more than 6,000 hectacres of federal land for solar energy development. As companies line up to submit projects, some valley residents are questioning the centralized model of energy generation and are, instead, trying to shape an independent energy future.

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In the era of deficit and disinvestment, water-intensive fossil fuel production is overwhelming the water-sipping clean energy sector.

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At the forefront of a national trend, this region is already suffering from intense conflicts that willy only worsen with climate change and population growth. However, the report also highlights several ways to dramatically reduce the water requirements for electricity generation.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published its annual report on global energy projections. Though renewable energy sources and nuclear power, along with unconventional fossil fuels, will phase out coal production over the next two decades, it will not be at the pace necessary to offset greenhouse gas emissions

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.

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The Pleasant Power Station, Willow Island, West Virginia. 1.3 megawatt coal-fired power plant.

The report, one of two ordered by Congress on water and energy, has been delayed for years.

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Water & Energy Chokepoint

The cords of energy demand and water supply are tightening around the world’s two largest economies.

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After denying EPA disclosure request, Halliburton promises safer fracking fluid and more disclosure.

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Power plant that moves torrent of water uphill considers closing

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What happens if Lake Mead drops too low to generate electricity at Hoover Dam?

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Water & Energy Collision

The pursuit of energy development development reveal gaps in policymaking.

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Production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually.

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The EPA must do a better job of regulating the waste and protecting the nation’s water supply.

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A look at how states across America are facing deep frack dilemmas.

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Southeast could learn from Southwest

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Utilities feel pressure from more users and less water.

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