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Pepco, windmills take their legislative lumps

Lawmakers confronting energy legislation had no problem holding power utilities accountable for meeting reliability standards, but the governor’s effort to open up Maryland’s coastal waters to windmills failed. Also failing was a bid to put a moratorium on natural gas ...

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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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Md. environment Sec. Summers testifies at fracking hearing

WASHINGTON — Maryland’s environmental secretary is calling on the federal government to take a more active role in studying and regulating natural gas drilling. Acting Secretary Robert Summers appeared Tuesday at a hearing in Washington on a natural gas drilling ...

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Moratorium on gas drilling close to passing

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to create a temporary moratorium on natural gas drilling in Western Maryland’s Marcellus Shale deposits appears poised for passage in the House of Delegates. The full House gave the bill, HB 852, preliminary approval Tuesday after the ...

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Md. House ready to debate natural gas drilling

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House of Delegates is set to vote this week on an effort to restrict drilling for natural gas in western Maryland. Democratic Delegate Heather Mizeur of Montgomery County is pushing a bill to severely limit when ...

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O’Malley pitted against coal industry, Western Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — For the third consecutive year, Gov. Martin O’Malley is attempting to repeal a multi-million dollar tax credit the Maryland coal industry says is vital for it to compete with neighboring states. O’Malley’s budget proposes abolishing the Maryland Mined ...

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