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  • Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries

     Santa Barbara County oil-drilling project elicits worries
    It's been 45 years since a calamitous spill off Santa Barbara coated the picturesque coast with oil, killed wildlife and prompted tough new pumping restrictions. But new worries have emerged in Sacramento. It turns out that there was an exemption in a...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Ad Watch: Pennsylvania governor's race

    THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor. THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and a former state revenue secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell. THE AD: "Hyper Tour," a 30-second Corbett television...
  • Industry group: Seismic testing off Atlantic coast would be safe [Letter]

    Opening the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf to geophysical activities represents a unique opportunity for the nation to assess available resources and to do it in an environmentally responsible manner ("Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4)...
  • The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

    The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]
    Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
  • Obama administration defies Maryland's will on seismic testing [Letter]

    Obama administration defies Maryland's will on seismic testing [Letter]
    As a lifelong Marylander, I am dismayed by the decision to open the coast to seismic testing ("Some Maryland lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4). Maryland's delegation made their message clear in a letter to President Barack Obama: "Keep seismic...
  • Lollapalooza: Final day brings rain and Chance the Rapper

    Lollapalooza: Final day brings rain and Chance the Rapper
    Reports from Sunday, day three at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK),Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW): 12:19 p.m.: It's never easy to be the day's opening act. For Oyinda, the performance takes on even greater significance. The...
  • VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management

    VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management
    A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay. The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
  • Gas Prices Level Out, but Continued Drop Expected

     
    The national average price for regular unleaded gas inched downward a fraction of a penny the past week as refinery issues in the Midwest offset widespread price declines in most areas. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said the national......
  • Gas Prices Drop Another Nickel This Week

     
    Another week, another drop in gas prices. Pump prices fell 5 cents the past week to a national average of $3.47 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said Thursday. That's the lowest level......
  • Speediest and Slowest States: Where Does Yours Rank?

     
    This year marks four decades since President Richard M. Nixon signed into law a mandate that set the maximum national speed limit at 55 mph, helping to fend off an oil crisis, diminishing Americans' ability to make good time on......