Seismic testing for oil and gas off Maryland and other Atlantic coast states could cause widespread harm to whales, dolphins, sea turtles and fish, as well as to fishing and tourism, the environmental group Oceana warned Tuesday.
The Maryland General Assembly gave final approval Friday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase, raising costs for motorists while providing an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars a year for new roads and mass transit projects.
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 announcement said.
By By Neela Banerjee and Carrie Wells and Tribune Newspapers
The House of Delegates voted Friday to raise taxes on gasoline for the first time since 1992, heeding Gov. Martin O'Malley's call for an infusion of money to pay for roads, mass transit and other transportation priorities.
The House of Delegates turned back a series of amendments Wednesday night seeking to derail a transportation revenue bill backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, a strong indication that Democratic leaders have enough votes to raise the state's gas tax for the first time in more than two decades.
With gasoline prices hovering at the $4 a gallon level, Maryland motorists can ill afford to pony up even more. According to Americans for Prosperity Maryland, Maryland motorists are facing a gas tax increase of more than 60 percent if O'Malley's transportation funding proposal becomes law.
Happy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 17. Remember to wear something green and declare your "Irishness." March is Irish-American Heritage Month. Erin go bragh! March is a time to remember the many ways that America is enriched and strengthened by contributions from people of Irish heritage
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Pennsylvania's headlong plunge into drilling for natural gas from Marcellus shale formations has produced winners and losers. Businesses catering to the energy industry have opened or expanded, and some landowners who signed leases allowing wells to be drilled on their property have profited. But critics say fracking has polluted wells and threatens the environment.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to finance highways, transit and other transportation projects.
Today's guest is Salisbury senior Katie Bollhorst, last season's Division III Attacker of the Year and Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year who was named to the 2013 Tewaaraton Award watch list.