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  • Care for God's creation [Letter]

    Care for God's creation [Letter]
    The Ecumenical Leaders Group represents seven denominations of Christian churches in Maryland. We are heartsick about the impact climate change is having on our neighbors close to home and around the world and mindful that the survival and flourishing...
  • Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published

    Judge: Illinois fracking rules can be published
    A southern Illinois circuit judge Friday struck down a move that would have prevented the start of fracking in Illinois. Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder said she won't stop rules governing the practice from taking effect because the southern...
  • Water awareness mini-grants awarded to 23 teachers

    To help promote freshwater-resource education, awareness and projects, the Lake County Water Authority has awarded $22,627.70 in mini grants to 23 public- and private-school teachers. Some of the annual "Drop-by-Drop: You Make a Difference" mini-...
  • 'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help

    'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help
    The Imperial Irrigation District has sent a plea to a state water board to help avert a "looming environmental and public health crisis" at the Salton Sea. In a letter this week to officials at the State Water Resources Control Board, the irrigation...
  • O'Malley administration sets out path to fracking in Md.

    O'Malley administration sets out path to fracking in Md.
    Capping more than three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done safely in Western Maryland, but only after regulations are tightened to reduce air and water pollution and protect...
  • PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review

    PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review
    The Delaware River Basin Commission, the multi-state compact that oversees water resources in the river's watershed from New York to Delaware, has announced it plans to review the proposed PennEast pipeline. The decision has encouraged pipeline...
  • Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats

    Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats
    HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut. The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
  • Report concludes Maryland can safely 'frack'

    Report concludes Maryland can safely 'frack'
    Maryland agencies have concluded that natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be accomplished without unacceptable risks, but only if a suite of best practices is required, monitoring and inspections are...
  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Boost Maryland's renewable energy capacity

    Boost Maryland's renewable energy capacity
    Current power generation in Maryland is 52 percent carbon (coal, oil, gas) and 8 percent renewable (wind, water, solar). The Renewable Portfolio Standard of 20 percent more renewable by 2022 is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go enough....
  • Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles

    Pennsylvania leads nation in rails-to-trails miles
    Joseph Bundra and Ray Bieak have been working on the nitty gritty of the Ironton Rail Trail for upward of 14 years, but they see that 9.2-mile path as a piece of a much bigger picture. To hear them tell it, the system of rails to trails in...