Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'
Marylanders looking to purchase an environmentally friendly car should look east, Far East, new data shows. Japanese automakers Lexus, Subaru and Honda had the lowest failure rates on emissions tests in Maryland in 2010 and 2011, according to a Capital News Service analysis of more than 3 million test records.
A 14-mile reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam in northern Maryland stops two-thirds of the Susquehanna River's sediment from flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. But the reservoir is expected to reach capacity within 20 years, and all of the sediment will get through.
A new initiative to make up for the absence of aquatic grasses in Gumtree Cove could lead to similar projects in other less-productive tidal waters within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
State and local governments disagree about what to do about development plans in Charles County, an area rich in natural resources and economic potential, with its proximity to Washington and strong military presence.
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., a non-profit trade association, filed a public information request with Attorney General Doug Gansler's office this week to learn more about Gansler's Environmental Advisory Council and its relationship with the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic.
Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind energy bill was approved by the Senate Friday. The legislation will funnel ratepayer subsidies toward the construction of a wind power farm 10 to 30 miles off the coast of Ocean City.
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., pushed Gov. Martin O'Malley's offshore wind energy bill closer to passage Thursday, with several amendments pending and several having already failed. A final vote could come Friday or Monday.
A bill in both the House and Senate would make it illegal, with some exceptions, to distribute, possess, sell or trade shark fins in Maryland, effectively making it illegal to sell shark fin soup in the state.
The Maryland House of Delegates preliminarily approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind energy bill Wednesday, and will take a final vote soon. A similar bill is in the Senate.