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  • Panel votes to cut menhaden harvest by 20 percent

    Panel votes to cut menhaden harvest by 20 percent
    In a move hailed by conservationists, East Coast regulators ordered Friday a 20 percent reduction in the commercial catch of Atlantic menhaden, despite warnings that the cutback would cost some fishermen their jobs and may affect crabbers in the...
  • Lessons learned (or not) about the Chesapeake Bay

    Lessons learned (or not) about the Chesapeake Bay
    "Saving the Chesapeake Bay is a test; if we pass we get to keep the planet," wrote Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker, in the foreword to a book I wrote about 20 years ago for the foundation. The bay, on the doorstep of the nation's capital,...
  • Chesapeake's new threat — lawyers

    Chesapeake's new threat — lawyers
    Restoring the Chesapeake Bay to better health, or at least slowing the pace of pollution into it, is neither easy nor inexpensive. Yet it's worth pursuing and ultimately is a smart investment, so important is the estuary's future to Maryland's economy and...
  • Tractorcade protests rural development curbs

    Tractorcade protests rural development curbs
    Farmers and others upset over state-imposed restrictions on septic-based rural development staged a "tractorcade" Tuesday past the State House in Annapolis. The protest comes on the day the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is...
  • Oyster happy hours are popping up around town

    Oyster happy hours are popping up around town
    Oyster happy hours have been popping up lately. Corner BYOB in Hampden had a Saturday afternoon oyster party a few weeks ago. They called it a Shuck-n-Chat. Love that. In January, Ten Ten in Harbor East started up Local Oyster Nights on Tuesday...
  • Regulating farms with certainty

    The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
  • Bill would give farmers 10-year reprieve on new regs

    Bill would give farmers 10-year reprieve on new regs
    A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. To get the...
  • Scientists find a little to like in 'Bay' film

    Scientists find a little to like in 'Bay' film
    SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals features of the plot. Baltimore-born film director Barry Levinson has said his new eco-horror movie, "The Bay," about a Chesapeake Bay turned deadly by environmental abuse, is "80 percent factual." Bay scientists and...
  • Issues for state hang in balance after Obama's election

    Advocates for a host of Maryland interests — from the Chesapeake Bay to the defense industry — said Wednesday they are anxiously watching whether the election will change the political landscape here despite early indications that it...
  • Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?

    Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?
    Why does the Chesapeake Bay Foundation refuse to take seriously the threat posed by the Conowingo Dam's inability to hold back Susquehanna River pollution? With respect to the effect of Susquehanna River pollutants, the bay foundation has taken an...
  • Bay Foundation head: Will Sen. Pipkin be part of the solution?

    I agree with much of what Sen. E. J. Pipkin wrote in his Baltimore Sun op-ed, "Is the Bay Foundation ignoring the threat behind the Conowingo Dam?" published on November 27. For instance the Susquehanna River, draining approximately 50 percent of...