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Apr 12, 2013

Residents fear ground contamination on casino site

State environmental officials have pledged to consider comments made during a public meeting Thursday about a plan to construct the $400 million Horseshoe Casino on a former industrial site near M&T Stadium.

Oct 2, 2011

Environmental group has standing, says Court of Appeals

An environmental group has standing to challenge roadway construction it says may pollute the Patuxent River, because one of its members paddles on and draws and sells maps of the waterway, Maryland’s top court has ruled. The Court of Appeals, in its 5-2 decision, said the pollution’s potential harm to David Linthicum’s “aesthetic, recreational and […]

May 2, 2011

Chesapeake Conservation Corps celebrates 1st year

ANNAPOLIS — Members of the new Chesapeake Conservation Corps planted trees in Annapolis to celebrate their first year. The corps pairs young adults with watershed organizations, local governments and other community-based organizations where the volunteers get hands-on environmental, leadership and technical training while helping restore the environment. Rep. John Sarbanes helped corps members [...]

Dec 16, 2010

Plan identifies best places for solar on US lands

LOS ANGELES — A draft plan identifying prime areas for solar energy projects on public lands in the Southwest was released Thursday by the Interior Department in an effort to speed up development. The draft identifies 24 so-called solar energy zones in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that have the highest potential […]

Nov 2, 2010

Suit seeks action to protect shad and herring

An environmental group has filed suit against state and federal fishery management agencies, saying the agencies turned responsibility for protecting shad and river herring populations into a finger-pointing blame game while the fish stocks declined. Spawning populations of both species — which once packed the region’s rivers each spring — are at or near all-time […]

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