| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:21 PM
TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry.
It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The oil and gas industry promotes the myth of shale gas providing energy security and economic growth, but those claims are based more on hype than fact ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). A Food & Water Watch study in 2011 showed that...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:08 AM
With many important issues before the Maryland legislature this year, it is a shame to see time and effort being wasted on unnecessary proposals regarding natural gas development in our state. Pursuing such legislation right now is putting the cart before...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In a recent commentary ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 13), Dan Ervin of Salisbury University correctly asserts recent industrial innovations in drilling technology — known generally as fracking — have led to an enormous surplus of natural gas in...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Yo! One of coolest things about working the Harrisburg beat is the realization that all aspects of Pennsylvania society comes together under the golden Dome. You see it when you walk past the offices of state representatives and senators who......
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday — 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
A new report suggests that a substantial number of U.S. nuclear reactors — including one or both at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland — are at risk of early retirement.
Mark Cooper with the Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose in May for the first time in three months, but the increase was small and inflation over the past year remained tame, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
(An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.)
(Another in an occasional...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year.
But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...