Shell's Nanuq was built especially for oil spill response cleanup in the Arctic Ocean. It can store 12,000 barrels of recovered oil. The 300-foot vessel is docked at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for the winter. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Shell Pushes Forward To Drill Well In Arctic

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Several federal agencies are looking into the practices and policies around offshore oil drilling. In May, the Development Driller III platform (top) was surrounded by support vessels as it drilled a relief well at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A Guide To The Many Inquiries Into The BP Oil Spill

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Lack Of Drilling Permits Hurts Small Energy Firms

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Shirley and Kevin Leung own the Magic Rabbit Car Wash & Detail in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where they also sell gas. They say high oil prices are already hurting their bottom line. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Sharp Rise In Oil Prices Could Hinder Recovery

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Colo. Senate Race Too Close To Call

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Panel: Cement Tests Should Have Raised Doubts

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Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado (left) and Republican challenger Ken Buck appear on NBC News' Meet the Press, on Oct. 17. William B. Plowman/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images hide caption

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Money Has Poured Into Colorado's Senate Race

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Republican Scott Tipton says his opponent, incumbent John Salazar, is too "bought in" to Washington, D.C. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Colorado's 3rd Is Divided, Much Like The Nation

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Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, the Constitution Party candidate (left), Republican candidate Dan Maes (center), and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, at a television debate last month. Tancredo's presence in the race has split the Republican vote. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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In Colo., Democrat Gains From GOP Infighting

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The U.S. burned 138 billion gallons of gas last year. Currently, gasoline contains up to 10 percent ethanol. The ethanol industry wants to increase that to 15 percent, but the oil industry has raised concerns. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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EPA Rules That Fuel Can Contain More Ethanol

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White House Lifts Ban On Offshore Drilling

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Terry Walter grows hay, wheat and corn and runs well over 2,000 cows on about 3,000 acres in Colorado. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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Farming Gives Colo. Family A Living But No Nest Egg

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Interior Department Unveils New Drilling Rules

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Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) visits with a young girl as he campaigns in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 9. After surviving a tough primary challenge, Bennet is now in a close race with Tea-Party-backed Republican Ken Buck. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Struggling Senator Sticks To Middle Of Road In Colo.

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