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Jul 11, 2013

Public-private effort targets vaccines

Fina Biosolutions LLC, of Rockville, a privately held developer of vaccines to combat life-threatening diseases, and Frank T. Robb, a scientist at the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, are collaborating to devise new, less costly ways to manufacture a key component used in many vaccines.

Aug 30, 2012

Week in review: 8/31/12

Solo Cup project gets quick OK After six months of bitter debate, the Baltimore County Council took just five minutes Tuesday to approve a zoning change for a former industrial site in Owings Mills to make way for a new shopping plaza. Before a packed chamber with 200 people for and against the rezoning of […]

Aug 28, 2012

Regional power line killed after 5 years of plans

FREDERICK — An effort to build a $2 billion regional power transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland has officially ended. The board of regional power grid planner PJM Interconnection has formally removed the project from future plans. A spokesman tells the Frederick News Post the final decision to kill the project was made Friday. […]

Aug 9, 2012

Planners say PATH power line no longer needed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Regional power grid planners say a proposed $2 billion transmission line from West Virginia to Maryland is no longer needed. PJM Interconnection’s Transmission Planning Staff says a slow economy has reduced demand for electricity. Planners also say more generation has become available. Media outlets say the planning staff announced its recommendation Wednesday. [&hellip[...]

May 2, 2012

Storm sediment finds new use in Havre de Grace

HAVRE DE GRACE — Sediment that clogged boating channels in Havre de Grace following two major storms last fall is being put to a new use. The sediment dredged from the boating channels has been used to form a pond and a scenic path around the new waterway. The pond and paths were built by […]

Feb 22, 2012

Frederick County court decision detrimental to PATH power line

FREDERICK — A Frederick County judge is affirming a decision blocking a key component of a proposed multistate power line. Circuit Judge Edward Dwyer issued his opinion Wednesday in a case involving the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline. He affirmed a local zoning board’s denial of Potomac Edison’s plan to build an electrical substation on 150 acres […]

Jan 5, 2012

W.Va. foes file new challenge of PATH charges

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia residents are again challenging charges that two utilities imposed on customers to recover the costs of promoting a proposed multistate power line. Keryn Newman of Shepherdstown and Alison Haverty of Chloe claim FirstEnergy and American Electric Power improperly charged customers in 13 states and the District of Columbia millions […]

Apr 13, 2011

PATH power line project all but out of juice

Virginia regulators are set to dismiss the application to build the $2.1 billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline high-voltage power line, effectively mothballing the project for the foreseeable future. PATH, a joint venture of Allegheny Energy Co. — now part of FirstEnergy Corp. — and American Electric Power Co., had been in the works for four years. […]

Apr 13, 2011

Regulators recommend W. Va.-to-Md. power line application dismissal

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia regulators are recommending the dismissal of an application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland. A hearing examiner with the State Corporation Commission said Tuesday that regulators should approve a motion to withdraw filed by American Electric Power and FirstEnergy Corp. The utilities suspended the plan […]

Mar 10, 2011

Report: Red tape cost Maryland $19.5 billion

Red tape and not-in-my-backyard activism were called out Thursday as major impediments to six stalled and troubled energy projects in Maryland that could have had a $19.5 billion economic impact on the state if they had moved forward. The findings were part of a report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called “Project Denied” […]

Mar 3, 2011

Week in review: 3/4/11

Taking stand against algae Maryland will become the first state March 21 to ban felt-soled fishing boots that spread an invasive algae from stream to stream. The ban has consumers scrambling to replace gear and retailers left with boots they can’t sell. Sparrows Point sold The Sparrows Point steel mill is getting a new owner and […]

Feb 28, 2011

PJM Interconnection puts $2 billion PATH line on hold

The three-year effort to prove the need for a new, $2.1 billion regional high-voltage power line ground to a halt on Monday after the companies behind it pulled their applications to build the line. PJM Interconnection, which regulates the power supply in Maryland and 12 other states and the District of Columbia, called for a […]

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