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  • Not too soon to ban fracking

    Not too soon to ban fracking
    The oil and gas industry promotes the myth of shale gas providing energy security and economic growth, but those claims are based more on hype than fact ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). A Food & Water Watch study in 2011 showed that...
  • Legislation targeting Md. fracking is premature

    Legislation targeting Md. fracking is premature
    With many important issues before the Maryland legislature this year, it is a shame to see time and effort being wasted on unnecessary proposals regarding natural gas development in our state. Pursuing such legislation right now is putting the cart before...
  • LNG export a bad bet for Md.

    In a recent commentary ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 13), Dan Ervin of Salisbury University correctly asserts recent industrial innovations in drilling technology — known generally as fracking — have led to an enormous surplus of natural gas in...
  • The real story on American sugar subsidies

    The real story on American sugar subsidies
    The July 9 letter by a group of food executives attacking Maryland's sugar industry ("Farm bill must include reform to sugar subsidies") is both disingenuous and full of misinformation. Here's the full story. Food makers have poured millions into a...
  • Vincent J. Leone, cafe owner

    Vincent J. Leone, a former Locust Point cafe owner who with his two brothers sponsored notable amateur baseball teams, died Saturday at Genesis HealthCare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis, where he had been recuperating from a fall. The former longtime...
  • Report: Calvert Cliffs, other nuclear reactors at risk of early retirement

    Report: Calvert Cliffs, other nuclear reactors at risk of early retirement
    A new report suggests that a substantial number of U.S. nuclear reactors — including one or both at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland — are at risk of early retirement. Mark Cooper with the Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and...
  • Sculpting mixed medium metaphors at HCC

    The two artists who have separate exhibits at Howard Community College are artists-in-residence at Baltimore Clayworks. Although their exhibited sculptural objects incorporate ceramics, as you would expect, these are mixed medium creations whose materials...
  • Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking

    Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking
    The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
  • Stop seismic air gun testing for oil and gas

    Stop seismic air gun testing for oil and gas
    Commentator Donald F. Boesch provided an inspiring account of Maryland's commitment to our environment ("It's not too late," July 24). Recently, however, I was surprised by a dramatically underexposed issue: Seismic air gun testing. This particularly...
  • Under Armour designer climbs world's highest mountains to help rescue kids from poverty

    Under Armour designer climbs world's highest mountains to help rescue kids from poverty
    Nick Cienski is climbing to the 14 highest and grandest places in the world — because of what he's seen in some of what are effectively the lowest and most squalid. In November 2014, the Upper Fells Point resident will scale Cho Oyu, the sixth-...
  • How Big Poultry sided with Big Oil

    Oil is essential to our economic and national security because our transportation system runs on it. The danger of this monopoly is that consumers must pay whatever price is charged for gasoline or diesel. The danger to our nation is that our foreign...
  • Renewable fuel standard is too costly

     Renewable fuel standard is too costly
    It's strange that Reid Detchon calls for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to endure given that his employer — the United Nations — has repeatedly pleaded with the United States to reign in this biofuels policy due to its detrimental effects...