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Lawyers seek to double fees in Indian claims case

WASHINGTON — Lawyers representing Native Americans helped win a record $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government. Now they want a judge to double their fees. Instead of being paid up to $99.9 million, as initially agreed, attorney Dennis Gingold ...

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Md. environmental secretary: 2 yrs needed for Marcellus shale study

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s environmental secretary says state officials need up to two years to decide whether to approve natural gas drilling in western Maryland’s Marcellus shale deposits. Robert Summers, the state’s acting secretary of the environment, testified Wednesday in Annapolis ...

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Oil prices hit $100 per barrel for 1st time since Oct. 2008

NEW YORK — Oil prices hit $100 per barrel Wednesday as forces loyal to Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi clashed with protesters expanding their control over parts of that OPEC nation. In afternoon trading benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery ...

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Lawsuit over offshore drilling ban returns to court

NEW ORLEANS — An offshore drilling services company asked a federal judge Wednesday to rule that government regulators have unreasonably delayed action on deepwater drilling permit applications even after lifting a drilling moratorium imposed in the wake of the massive ...

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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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