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Obama seeks power to merge economic departments

WASHINGTON — Seeking more power to shrink the government, President Barack Obama on Friday suggested smashing six economic agencies into one, an election-year idea intended to halt bureaucratic nightmares and force Republicans to back him on one of their own ...

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Plan identifies best places for solar on US lands

LOS ANGELES — A draft plan identifying prime areas for solar energy projects on public lands in the Southwest was released Thursday by the Interior Department in an effort to speed up development. The draft identifies 24 so-called solar energy ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds Obama drilling decision

ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says President Barack Obama made the right decision in not pursuing offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the East Coast. The foundation says an oil spill could devastate the Chesapeake ...

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Interior secretary to make wind power announcement Tuesday

BALTIMORE — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing an initiative designed to speed up wind energy projects along the Atlantic coast. Salazar is scheduled to appear at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Tuesday with Gov. Martin O’Malley and Jim Lanard, ...

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