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Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]

Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]

Energy production has emerged as arguably the primary growth engine for America's economy. Oil production is surging, and the United States will emerge as the world's leading producer sometime this decade. America has already established self-sufficiency in natural gas, with the construction of many liquefied natural gas terminals that would export gas now under consideration. Wind and solar costs are falling, and America continues to be the largest producer of the globe's most reliable carbon free energy source: nuclear power.

Maryland's economy, however, has barely participated in the national energy production boom. Predictably, the state's economy has emerged as an...