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House backs sweeping energy bill to boost oil, natural gas

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Thursday approved a sweeping bill to boost U.S. energy production

WASHINGTON — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Thursday approved a sweeping bill to boost U.S. energy production, lift a four-decade ban on crude oil exports and modernize the aging electric grid. The first major energy legislation in nearly a decade, the bill would also speed natural gas exports and hasten approval of natural gas pipelines ...

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Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach

COLUMBUS — Presidential contender John Kasich last week proposed an “all of the above” approach to energy production that includes renewables and conservation measures along with stepped-up fossil fuel production. But Gov. John Kasich’s first test may come next year with his position that a proposed, indefinite halt to Ohio’s mandate that utilities get more power from renewable sources like ...

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US senate committee probes pipeline safety after oil spills

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. Senate committee is holding a field hearing on pipeline safety following spills that fouled a Montana river and the coast of Southern California. Senators are examining whether the government has enough safety inspectors to manage a boom in U.S. energy production that’s led to a rise in oil pipeline accidents after years of declines. More ...

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US to become net exporter of energy, experts say

MISSOULA, Mont. — The future of U.S. energy production is bright, with oil and natural gas production growing while domestic demand for petroleum slows. Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Norman Bay said Wednesday that the nation will soon be a net exporter of energy. The Missoulian newspaper reports Bay spoke Wednesday at the Asia-Montana Energy Summit at the University of Montana. ...

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