Vera Cole is president of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, a group arguing against proposed rules in Pennsylvania that would put stricter limits on how much grid-connected solar power homeowners can produce on their property. Jeff Brady /NPR hide caption

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Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

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Pump jacks are seen in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation near Lost Hills, Calif. Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift an export ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

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Nebraska's Supreme Court To Hear Keystone XL Pipeline Case

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Patrick Roy's company, Coastal Rental Equipment, used to rent these large pumps to offshore divers who work for oil and natural gas drillers. After the BP oil spill, when the government introduced a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the Patterson, La., business suffered losses and eventually shut down. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

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The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

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Shell's Olympus production platform and drilling rig is located about 130 miles south of New Orleans. It is 406 feet tall and weighs more than 120,000 tons. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

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Some 5,000 union members, led by the United Mine Workers of America, march outside the William S. Moorhead Federal Building on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The city hosted two days of public hearings by the Environmental Protection Agency on stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

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Pa. Hospital Sees Gun Fight Between Psychiatrist And Patient

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Mark Bortman of Exact Solar in Yardley, Pa., says having leased solar panels on a roof can add an extra step when selling a house. He says typically a buyer will assume the remainder of the lease, but that requires a credit check and some paperwork Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

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Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, last July. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass

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Report: Jerry Sandusky Case Was Unnecessarily Delayed

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Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding

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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

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