Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from releasing information on their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records.
As the nation enjoys a boom in crude oil production and grapples with the heightened risks and logistical constraints of moving ever-increasing volumes of the volatile commodity through its cities and towns, two companies in Baltimore appear to be carving out a new local foothold for the industry.
A CSX freight train reportedly carrying 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, dumping at least some of its load on the ground surrounding the tracks, according to the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department.
In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing American natural gas exports. These are choices that will resonate from Crimea to Cove Point. In my judgment, the president should reject Keystone and step up natural gas exports.
Virginia-based Dominion Resources wants to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Chesapeake Bay via a facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland. This project would not only damage our state's environment, it is also part of an unwise potential national shift toward exporting natural gas, which threatens the economy and jeopardizes our country's goal of reducing harmful greenhouse gas pollution.
Residents of Morse Road in Western Harford County filed suit in Circuit Court against the Colonial Oil Company and the County Board of Zoning Appeals to stop construction of an oil storage tank farm. The court action followed an Appeals Board decision to permit construction on a 300-acre farm. The oil company qualified as a public utility and would construct a 30-by-60-foot building and five oil storage tanks which would be confined to a 25-acre space.
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
Jessup resident and member of the renowned Winans gospel music family pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to defrauding investors out of approximately $8 million dollars, according to a U.S. Attorney's news release.
Pixelligent Technologies is scaling up production of a pair of nanocrystal additives made with zirconia and hafnia, which promise to boost the performance of products in a wide range of industries, from electronics to plastics.
A federal jury convicted a Perry Hall man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering for selling $9 million worth of bogus biodiesel credits to unsuspecting commodities brokers and oil companies in a case that has shaken the nation's renewable fuel industry.