Archive for 'Chesapeake Bay Beat & Environment'

Bay Rights Rally for Clean Water in the Chesapeake

Crab conversation caused a commotion in front of the Maryland State House today.

Hatchery, DNR Officials Begin Releasing Fish in Maryland Waters

Hatchery, DNR Officials Begin Releasing Fish in Maryland Waters

The Department of Natural Resources and the Albert Powell Fish Hatchery team up to stock nearly 300 locations with trout across the state of Maryland.

Maryland Raw Milk Cheese Makers Get to Keep Their Cheesy Grins

Maryland Raw Milk Cheese Makers Get to Keep Their Cheesy Grins

Dairy cows, goats and sheep will stay cheesy in Maryland under a bill presented Thursday.

Maryland Island, Once Diminished,  Reconstructed with Dredged Material

Maryland Island, Once Diminished, Reconstructed with Dredged Material

A Chesapeake Bay island, once used as a presidential retreat but diminished to less than 5 acres by the 1980s, has been replenished with dredged material, creating wetlands that serve as a wildlife sanctuary.

No More ‘Rain Tax,’ Hogan Says

No More ‘Rain Tax,’ Hogan Says

Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced legislation to repeal the stormwater management fee, critically known as the “rain tax,” encouraging localities to address their runoff requirements without a state-mandated fee.

Maryland Hunters Meet With Lawmakers in Annapolis to Discuss Baiting, Hunting Season Rules

Maryland Hunters Meet With Lawmakers in Annapolis to Discuss Baiting, Hunting Season Rules

Legislators Are Working on Bills to Ease Strict Liability Standard for Baiting, Extend Seasons

Bill Would Mandate 8-Year Moratorium on ‘Fracking’

Bill Would Mandate 8-Year Moratorium on ‘Fracking’

Environmentally stringent and costly drilling regulations are not enough to protect the public’s health from hydraulic fracturing’s pollutants, according to a coalition of legislators, environmental groups and health professionals who rallied Thursday in support of a moratorium bill.

Bay Report Indicates Overall Improvement, But Female Crabs on Decline

Bay Report Indicates Overall Improvement, But Female Crabs on Decline

While oyster and striped bass populations are on the rise in the Chesapeake Bay, crab populations continue to fall, and the water body may take decades to show signs of a strong recovery, according to the Bay Barometer.

Students Urged to Play Important Role in Future of Environment

Maryland high school students showed officials what they know about the Chesapeake Bay here Monday afternoon, starting with basic information and ending with how to pass legislation crucial to the bay’s future.

Cardin, Mikulski Oppose Obama Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling in Atlantic

Cardin, Mikulski Oppose Obama Plan to Allow Offshore Drilling in Atlantic

The Obama administration announced Tuesday plans to allow offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, drawing opposition from Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and other Democratic senators from coastal northeastern states.