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  • Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic

    Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades.
  • Taking a hard look at fracking from the ground up

    Your coverage of the fracking conference held by Maryland environmental, faith and health organizations ("Activists rally for fracking conference", Dec. 9) states that activists met "to organize a push for a legislative ban" on fracking. The focus of...

    New U.S. rules seek cleaner gasoline

    New U.S. rules seek cleaner gasoline
    The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules today that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, people with knowledge of the...

    Md. could get 5th highest gas tax under O'Malley plan

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed applying Maryland's 6 percent general sales tax to the price of gasoline, Michael Dresser reports in the paper. Maryland would be the eighth state to put a general sales tax on motor fuels on top of a state excise tax,...

    Offshore oil exploration plan draws fire

    Offshore oil exploration plan draws fire
    The Obama administration's latest move to permit testing for oil and gas off Maryland and other Atlantic coast states is drawing flak from both environmentalists and the oil industry. Speaking at a lightly attended public hearing Wednesday afternoon in...