Maryland energy policy remains in limbo, without major progress on offshore wind or hydraulic fracturing during the recently completed General Assembly session.
After three years of failed attempts, efforts to pass a ban on arsenic in poultry feed used by the state’s chicken farms appear close to fruition. Eastern Shore senators largely opposed SB 207, sponsored by Sen. Paul Pinsky, D-Prince George’s, on the basis that it would be detrimental to the state’s struggling poultry farms.
Salisbury-based AC Wind is poised to benefit from the newest iteration of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind farming bill.
In testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, Gov. Martin O’Malley stressed the importance of balancing the freedom of Maryland’s religious institutions to practice their faith with the civil rights of same-sex couples in the state.