Venezuela Acting President Nicolas Maduro
(Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP)
April 11, 2013

Venezuela’s Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program

As Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez thought in grandiose terms, and his country's vast oil riches enabled him to act on his vision. But Chavez died before he had to deal with the flaws in his model, and some hard choices await his successor.


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April 10, 2013

Homer Mayor:  Looking Beyond the Coal Mine

The new mayor of Homer says a proposed coal mine was the driving force behind voter turnout Tuesday. But Ray Cunningham says prior dealings with Indiana-based Sunrise Coal won’t be an issue now.


March 21, 2013

Fracking Bill HIts Amendment Snag

A bill in the Illinois House to regulate fracking has gained an amendment requiring union training for well drillers that a state Chamber of Commerce official says could discourage drillers from coming to Illinois.


March 20, 2013

Both Sides Agree on Tough New Fracking Standards

In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast that appear to go further than existing state and federal pollution regulations.


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