Rebecca Smith

National Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal

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National Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America

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President Obama calls the Gulf oil spill another wake-up call on the need for an economy that doesn't rely on oil.

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After Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, nuclear power got a bad rap in the United States.  It's been 31 years since the last application to build a new plant.

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After Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, nuclear power got a bad rap in the United States.  It's been 31 years since the last application to build a new plant.

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The  Enron  case took four months to try, but the jury needed just 31 hours to reach its verdicts.

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The Enron case took four months to try, but the jury needed just 31 hours to reach its verdicts.

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