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T. Boone Pickens founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments. He died Wednesday at age 91. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91

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Rob Van Vleet secures a wind turbine blade onto an oversize truck at the Kimball Wind Farm in southwest Nebraska. Christina Stella/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Unfurling The Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy

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A Rough Terrain Container Handler, or RTCH, moves a shipping container full of about 40,000 pounds of wood chips to a nearby railcar. Ryan Heinsius/KNAU hide caption

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Chip-And-Ship Forest Clearing May Help Prevent Wildfire Disasters

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Mike Hickey works on capping an an orphaned well in Adams County, Colo. The EPA estimates there are more than 1 million abandoned gas and oil wells across the country. Matt Bloom/KNUC hide caption

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Cleaning Up Abandoned Wells Proves Costly To Gas And Oil Producing States

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Ty Cordingly and his dad at a local Gillette diner. He's seen coworkers leave the state for jobs and thinks Wyoming relies too much on the energy industry. Cooper McKim/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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'It's The Stone Age Of Fossil Fuels': Coal Bankruptcy Tests Wyoming Town

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The Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposed rule that could roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks at oil and gas facilities. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A weather-worn sign protesting the Keystone XL pipeline stands in Fullerton, Neb. On Friday the state's Supreme Court dealt the pipeline's protesters a significant defeat, approving an alternate route that runs through Nebraska. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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A guard sits in his truck at the entrance to the Darby Coal Mine in Holmes Mill, Kentucky, on May 20, 2006 - the day an explosion in the mine killed five miners. The owners of the mine later failed to pay nearly $3 million in penalties for mine safety violations at Darby and other mines. Wade Payne/AP hide caption

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Trash sent for recycling moves along a conveyor belt to be sorted at Waste Management's material recovery facility in Elkridge, Md. In 2018, China announced it would no longer buy most plastic waste from places like the United States. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

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Give Up Your Gas Stove To Save The Planet? Banning Gas Is The Next Climate Push

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