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  • Price Of Gas Hits Epic Proportions In NY Area

    Price Of Gas Hits Epic Proportions In NY Area
    Gasoline prices have been rising for months and are within striking distance of their 2008 all-time high of $4.11 a gallon. But while oil prices are above $100 a barrel, they're still 24% below their 2008 all-time high. So why is gasoline so expensive,...
  • Md. could get 5th highest gas tax under O'Malley plan

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed applying Maryland's 6 percent general sales tax to the price of gasoline, Michael Dresser reports in the paper. Maryland would be the eighth state to put a general sales tax on motor fuels on top of a state excise tax,...
  • Oil prices expected to rise with demand

    Oil prices expected to rise with demand
    Allentown's Tom Schweyer doesn't worry much about oil prices. His daily commute to work from Midway Manor to his job as an auditor in downtown Allentown is just six miles round trip. He walks to lunch. But as a numbers cruncher, he knows the rising...
  • EPA likely to miss smog rule deadline... again

    EPA likely to miss smog rule deadline... again
    The Obama administration, facing withering criticism from business that onerous environmental rules are behind the stalled economy, looks poised to miss another key deadline for new standards to clean up smog, according to lobbyists and environmentalists....
  • Keystone XL pipeline, bringing oil from Canada, is a step toward the future

    Civil disobedience on behalf of causes we believe in is a time-honored American tradition ("Going to jail for the environment," August 22). Another time-honored American tradition is keeping an open mind about the issues, listening to different views...
  • Pipeline or no, oil is not the future

    Of course, the representative of the American Petroleum Institute would promote a tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. ("Keystone XL pipeline is a step toward the future," Aug. 25). Unfortunately, this is not, as the headline says, "a step...
  • Proposed Canadian pipeline will increase our dependency on foreign oil

    Letter writer Cindy Schild, a spokeswoman for the American Petroleum Institute, claims the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil from Canada is needed to create jobs ("Keystone XL pipeline is a step toward the future", Aug. 22). Environmental effects...
  • Breathing uneasily: Obama retreats on tightening smog standards

    <b>Breathing uneasily: Obama retreats on tightening smog standards</b>
    In a decision that outraged public health experts and environmentalists Friday, President Barack Obama announced that he had directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to do anything further to lower smog in the air until 2013 — after...
  • Fossil fuel firms get audience with lawmakers, others

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Officials representing four top donors to Gov. Bob McDonnell's upcoming energy conference are among a select group of speakers guaranteed an audience before a group of southern lawmakers, government officials and business...
  • Taking a hard look at fracking from the ground up

    Your coverage of the fracking conference held by Maryland environmental, faith and health organizations ("Activists rally for fracking conference", Dec. 9) states that activists met "to organize a push for a legislative ban" on fracking. The focus of...
  • No studies, no fracking

    No studies, no fracking
    During this presidential election season, we Americans may not agree on everything. But one thing we do agree on is this: Only through democracy and open debate can we hope to solve our toughest challenges as a nation. Unfortunately, here in Maryland,...