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  • Oyster poachers are stealing taxpayers' money

    Thank you for highlighting the significant problem of illegal oyster harvesting in the Chesapeake Bay ("A sour oyster stew," May 10). Officials dispute the exact extent of this criminal activity but say possibly up to 80 percent of "sanctuary" reefs off-...
  • Striped bass audit hides multitude of sins

    Striped bass audit hides multitude of sins
    Let's say you have a product that people automatically associate with you. Except for one hiccup in the timeline, it's been on the market since before Capt. John Smith rowed a boat around the Chesapeake. And it's so popular that people will do crazy...
  • Court limits Sparrows Point pollution liability

    Court limits Sparrows Point pollution liability
    In a ruling that's left Dundalk-area residents shaking their heads, a federal court has declared that recent owners of the century-old steel-making complex at Sparrows Point can't be made to clean up past contamination of surrounding waters. U.S....
  • West Friendship: Janet McKegg was a friend to friend to nature and a friend to all

    A bright light was dimmed March 9 when long time West Friendship resident Janet McKegg died. In recent years, Janet had resided at Elternhaus Assisted Living, in Dayton. Janet is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, Al McKegg, and her loving...
  • O'Malley seeks bigger 'flush fee' hike

    O'Malley seeks bigger 'flush fee' hike
    Hoping to overcome lawmakers' qualms, the O'Malley administration has revamped its proposal to increase the Bay Restoration Fund, seeking a straight increase in the "flush fee" paid by all households from $30 to $75 annually. Environment Secretary Robert...
  • Contaminant search limited around Sparrows Point

    A federal judge signed off on a deal between government regulators and the owner of the Sparrows Point steel plant requiring the company only to look near its shoreline for toxic contaminants it might need to clean up. U.S. District Court Judge J....
  • Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster

    Don't give up on the Chesapeake Bay oyster
    For nearly a century, oysters have been pummeled from two sides: us and nature. Our appetite for oysters has spurred overharvesting; at the same time, pollution has made oysters more vulnerable to disease, and sediment has smothered oyster beds....
  • Shore county sued over farmland zoning

    In what some see as a critical test of a recent Smart Growth law, environmental groups and some property owners have filed suit to overturn the recent decision by Queen Anne's County's commissioners to zone 525 acres of Eastern Shore farmland for...
  • City, counties foresee costly bay cleanup tab

    City, counties foresee costly bay cleanup tab
    Maryland's counties and cities say they will need to spend billions of dollars to take the extra steps needed to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health by 2020, the deadline the state gave them for action. In cash-strapped Baltimore, for example, officials...
  • Bay group says cleanup to create more than 230,000 jobs

    Bay group says cleanup to create more than 230,000 jobs
    — Federal regulations intended to clean the Chesapeake Bay will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in construction and monitoring, according to a report to be released Tuesday by a leading environmental group. Spending on sewage and storm-water...
  • Environmentalists praise assembly session

    While others found much to criticize about this year's General Assembly, environmental activists hailed it Tuesday as the most significant in decades for advancing long-running efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. In a year when lawmakers balked at...
  • Study urges greater protection of Chesapeake Bay's female crabs

    A new scientific study finds that though the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is basically healthy, it has yet to recover enough from trouble a few years ago to be considered completely stable. What that means for watermen, the seafood industry...