New Congress prepares to weigh energy policies

Despite the dramatic increase in domestic supplies from the shale revolution, long-standing divisions remain between those who want more production and those who fear the environmental consequences.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: February 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON — While much of Washington’s attention is focused on looming budget cuts, immigration and guns, some members of Congress are also laying the groundwork for energy policies, and President Barack Obama is expected to address the issue Tuesday in his State of the Union speech.

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