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Environmentalists find shortcomings in General Assembly session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland environmental advocates are pleased lawmakers put $23.5 million in a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, despite a tough budget year. Still, advocates reflecting Wednesday on the General Assembly session say there were plenty of ...

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MPT film explores the importance of the Bay Bridge

SALISBURY — It was the largest public works project in the state’s history and, at the time, the world’s longest overwater structure. It allowed Maryland’s eastern and western shores to trade goods and services. Life before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ...

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Bay Foundation seeks federal fracking analysis

The federal government should conduct a comprehensive federal analysis of Marcellus Shale drilling in the six bay-watershed states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups said Monday. The foundation said it has filed a petition under the National Environmental ...

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Maryland poaching bills are competing

ANNAPOLIS — A bevy of poaching bills are making their way through the House of Delegates and Senate, highlighting divisions among lawmakers who are trying to address poaching problems in different ways. While some of the bills were already in ...

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NY/NC air pollution battle could help Chesapeake

A court battle by New York and North Carolina over out-of-state air pollution could help clean the Chesapeake Bay. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that he has asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to promptly implement rules ...

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Republicans question EPA’s stewardship of bay cleanup

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s method to estimate the amount of poultry manure that leaches into the Chesapeake Bay was just one policy challenged during Wednesday’s meeting of the House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry. “In one instance, ...

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