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  • 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...
  • Editorial: Vote yes on Amendment 1 to save land, water

    Editorial: Vote yes on Amendment 1 to save land, water
    Florida voters 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...
  • 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...
  • Amid drought, Mayor Garcetti directs L.A. to cut water use 20% by 2017

     Amid drought, Mayor Garcetti directs L.A. to cut water use 20% by 2017
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday challenged Los Angeles residents, businesses and city agencies to cut water use by 20% over the next 21/2 years and warned of new water restrictions if conservation targets aren't met. In announcing the plan, Garcetti said...
  • No fracking without court order: DNR boss

    No fracking without court order: DNR boss
    The director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources testified Tuesday that if state legislators do not act to set rules governing horizontal hydraulic fracturing the agency will not issue fracking permits “absent a court order to the...