| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Biofuels are known as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline. But two recent studies call into question how green they really are.
According to one study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, fuels derived from corn stover -- or...
| Mar 26, 2014
After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line.
The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The General Assembly should not approve any bills that allow wind turbines or solar panels on agricultural lands that are under restrictive easements purchased from farmers by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, MALPF ("Bills would...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Sun recently had a fantastic mix of articles. U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer fears that giant wind turbines proposed in Somerset County could jeopardize the future of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, an economic engine for the state ("Hoyer, O'Malley at...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly.
Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:03 AM
If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:52 PM
As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed.
A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Opponents of a Somerset County wind energy facility pushed forward with a House proposal to slow the project Saturday, a victory for Southern Maryland over the Eastern Shore in a rare contest of rural regions.
On a 40-80 vote, the House defeated an...