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firstname.lastname@example.orgIn July, members of a work group created as a result of a measure that passed the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year will start looking at ways to get more information about pesticide use in the state. This group — which will consist of...
email@example.comBerkeley Heights Elementary School third-grader Cyrile Ngassa Ngakam told West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday that he wanted Tomblin’s job. “I asked him if he was going to be a lawyer. He said, ‘No, governor,’”...
Associated PressRescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead. The accident killed as...
firstname.lastname@example.orgCloth diapers are having a back-to-the-future moment. Sure, 95 percent of American families who use diapers purchase the throw-away variety. But as a result, says the Environmental Protection Agency, 3.5 million tons of used diapers are put in landfills...
Environmental groups are split over a bill that would give Maryland farmers more certainty about how Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations will affect them. Under the legislation, farmers would be exempted from new regulations for 10 years if they agree...
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office. The nominations signal the White House’s...
email@example.comWashington County’s share of a statewide plan to reduce nutrient and sediment discharges to the Chesapeake Bay is estimated to cost the county $1.1 billion through 2025. That number was greeted with ridicule and disbelief when it was mentioned...
The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday night unanimously approved a resolution to allow the town to participate in Sustainable Maryland Certified, a statewide program that encourages and empowers communities to “go green.” Sponsored by the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgConcerns over Maryland’s new gay marriage law, money for a proposed public safety training center in Washington County and an “assault” on Maryland’s farmers through new environmental regulations were among the issues discussed...
Associated PressGov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Monday he’ll seek improvements for West Virginians over his full four-year term, vowing in his inaugural address to protect coal and fight the federal government “to get off our backs and leave us alone.”...
Surface Mine Board did not abuse discretion in affirming mining permit for quarry in Gerrardstown, W.Vamatthewu@herald-mail.comA circuit judge ruled Thursday that the state Surface Mine Board did not abuse its discretion and did not make an arbitrary decision when it affirmed the issue of a mining permit for a 100-acre quarry site in Gerrardstown, W.Va. Substantial evidence...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America will lower their fuel economy (mpg) estimates for the majority of their model year 2012 and 2013 models after EPA testing found discrepancies...
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