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Report sees jobs, revenues in offshore winds

RICHMOND, Va. — The large-scale development of wind power off the mid-Atlantic coast would create more than 70,000 jobs from New York to Virginia, an industry-sponsored study concludes. The study, released Wednesday, said those jobs would be created by a ...

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Experts dispute Walter Reed traffic study

BETHESDA — Some transportation experts are disputing a Defense Department finding that the addition of thousands of patients and workers has reduced traffic congestion near the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. The Washington Post reported in Tuesday’s ...

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Study: Most oppose unfettered corporate spending on campaigns

WASHINGTON— Most Americans know they have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, and for a clear majority, that does not translate into allowing unlimited spending by corporations or labor unions on political campaigns, according to a new survey. Americans ...

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Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answer

PITTSBURGH — A new Department of Energy study may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Do gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? Department spokesman Richard Hammack says a gas ...

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Uncertainty surrounds rushed gambling report (access required)

Ten- and 12-hour days were the norm for state fiscal analysts working over the last month to put together a rushed report with PricewaterhouseCoopers on whether to expand gambling in Maryland. The hours were long for analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers, too, ...

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Wind power dead in water again (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature energy initiative was blown away by a Senate panel on the final afternoon of the General Assembly, as the Finance Committee voted down the administration-backed offshore wind energy bill. HB 441, which passed by ...

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