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U.S. House Passes Bill to Accelerate Decision on Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline

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If the Republican-sponsored bill passes the Democrat-controlled Senate, the final decision could come by the beginning of November.
The Pleasant Power Station, Willow Island, West Virginia. 1.3 megawatt coal-fired power plant.

FOIA Lawsuit Seeks Release of U.S. Department of Energy’s ‘Water-Energy Roadmap’

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

Double Choke Point: Demand for Energy Tests Water Supply and Economic Stability in China and the U.S.

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The cords of energy demand and water supply are tightening around the world's two largest economies.
Colorado River Basin

Infographic: Three Types of Coal Mining — Process and Facts

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Opencast mining involves scraping at the ground's surface, while room and pillar mining occurs below ground. Likewise, longwall mining uses heavy machinery to dig at coal seams beneath the surface: learn more in this interactive inforgraphic.
Tar Sands Map

South of the Border—Second Environmental Review of Tar Sands Pipeline Leaves Many Groups Unsatisfied

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Residents and lawmakers in Nebraska mull their options for protecting key groundwater sources.
China Environment Forum

Event Invitation—Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China

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Circle of Blue and the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will give an absorbing presentation on the energy-water choke points that are tightening around the world’s two largest economies. Please RSVP for May 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EPA Releases Draft Assessment of Environmental Effects of Biofuels

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Preliminary report describes an infant cellulosic biofuels industry with a mandate to grow up fast.

Water Pollution Solution — New York Experiments with Coal Tar "Sponges" in Hudson River

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Testing new methods to remove residual coal tar from riverbeds in New York.

Infographic: Biofuels 101 -- Water Use from Plant to Power Source

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Production of ethanol, the most commonly used biofuel, has prompted concerns about water use and food supply.

EPA and Halliburton Skirmish -- Promises of Safer Fracking Fluid

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

“Typical” Michigan Oil and Gas Lease Auction Casts Doubt on Collingwood Shale Formation

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Earlier auction that set state records prompted projections of a new natural gas boom.