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State treasurer says climate change could hurt state economy

Climate change negatively affects supply chains — reducing productivity and causing a rise in production costs — and ought to be a serious concern among businesses in Maryland. That was the message delivered by state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, who ...

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Farm Bureau seeks summary judgment in bay suit against EPA

The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking a federal judge to toss out the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy before its suit challenging the effort goes to trial. The federation filed a motion in U.S. District Court ...

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Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

WASHINGTON — Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier. The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch ...

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Report challenging Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan questioned

A new assessment has found fatal flaws in an agriculture industry report calling for a halt in the new federally-led bay restoration strategy. The report said the strategy should be delayed until differences can be resolved between models developed by ...

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Virginia Gov. McDonnell, Obama cabinet members meet post-Irene

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell continues his post-Hurricane Irene slate of prominent public appearances Tuesday, appearing alongside two Obama administration cabinet secretaries at a news conference. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack join the Republican ...

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