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  • Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement

    "Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures up a welcome energy boom for some, ecological disaster for others. Mark Zoback — Stanford geophysicist since 1984, member of the National Academy of Engineering's Deepwater Horizon investigation committee, personal "decarbonizer," fracking expert — sees the problems and the potential for California. Zoback's bumper sticker might read something like this: "Fracking — Do it, but do it right."
  • Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]

    Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]
    Like it or not, a new generation of electric meters is on its way to Harford County. BGE has called the new devices smart meters, a name that appears to have been coined to capitalize on the popularity of smart phones, even as that tactic appears to...

    Bidders battle over 1st Mariner Bank

    Bidders battle over 1st Mariner Bank
    An all-out battle over Baltimore's last major independent bank broke out Monday in federal bankruptcy court, leaving a judge to decide — potentially later this week — whether the institution is sold to an investment group with local ties or to...

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say
    WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released Monday by Democratic legislators. A survey of nine electronic-cigarette...

    Supreme Court sides with airline against booted frequent flier

    Supreme Court sides with airline against booted frequent flier
    WASHINGTON — Airline customers complain about being mistreated daily, but Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg took his grievance all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Ginsberg, the court sided Wednesday with Northwest Airlines Inc.,...