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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 11, 2013

Venezuela’s Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program

By Tom Gjelten


(Duration: 5:03)

Venezuela Acting President Nicolas Maduro

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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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 21, 2013

Fracking Bill HIts Amendment Snag

Requirement Not Needed: Chamber Official

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.

By Jim Meadows

A bill (HB 2615) to regulate the oil and gas drilling technique known as fracking is still undergoing amendments in the Illinois House --- including one that industry groups that worked on the bill say they don’t want.

Categories: Energy, Environment, Politics

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AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 20, 2013

Both Sides Agree on Tough New Fracking Standards

By The Associated Press

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.

Categories: Energy, Environment

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