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  • 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...
  • School reform, immigration, and conservation funds: Letters

    School reform, immigration, and conservation funds: Letters
    Granted, it is difficult to capture nuances in a brief news article about a candidates night. Be that as it may, the account of an Orange County political event gave the unfortunate impression that "testing, accountability and choice" form an unholy...
  • Matt Cartwright: A prescription for moving America to a better future

    Matt Cartwright: A prescription for moving America to a better future
    I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve the people of the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. I would like to continue my work to create jobs, grow our economy, protect the environment, and support veterans and seniors. While in...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Farm bill is bad for Baltimore Co.

    Farm bill is bad for Baltimore Co.
    Your recent article on the Baltimore County agricultural tourism bill unfairly describes battle lines being drawn between farmers on one side and local land preservationists on the other ("County bill sparks debate over tourism on farms," Oct. 14). This...
  • Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation

    Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation
    Floridavoters are facing a number of tough choices on this year's general election ballot. Amendment 1 is not among them. Supporting the Water and Land Conservation Amendment is an easy choice. It's the right call for Florida's future. Amendment 1...
  • State Fire Marshal investigating hay barn fire in Elkton

    State Fire Marshal investigating hay barn fire in Elkton
    The State Fire Marshal's office is continuing its investigation of a fire at hay barns in the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Elkton. The fire reportedly destroyed about $200,000 worth of hay and was still smoldering Sunday, said Bruce...
  • Virginia Marine Police crack down on oyster violations, poaching

    Virginia Marine Police crack down on oyster violations, poaching
    They say it's a lot like a cat and mouse game. Out on the choppy waters of the James River one recent morning, Virginia Marine Police watched and waited for watermen to make their way out to the oyster beds. Their job: Catch people violating...
  • Landowners sue over fracking delay

    Landowners sue over fracking delay
    Amy Pollard is one of thousands of landowners in southern Illinois who leased land to oil drillers two years ago for horizontal hydraulic fracturing. By now, she thought the money and the oil would be flowing. But on Tuesday, Marc Miller, head of the...
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission: New course required for shellfish handlers starting 2015

    Starting in 2015, all shellfish harvesters and certified dealers will be required to complete a new certification program in order to get their permits and licenses, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said. The new program will help...