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May 21, 2010
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the decision by the Obama Administration to temporary halt the approval of new permits for offshore drilling until the investigation of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is complete. However, we think the moratorium on drilling off the Mid-Atlantic region should be permanent. For four decades, CBF has taken an absolute uncompromising stand against any addition or expansion of the oil and gas industry on the Chesapeake Bay. While two huge battles against oil refineries in the '70s were met with extreme criticism, supporters in both cases later agreed that oil refineries in their particular locations (Baltimore and Hampton Roads)
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country will begin holding drills again now that Congress has resolved an unexpected budget shortfall, a spokesman for the Maryland National Guard said Thursday. The Maryland Army National Guard planned to delay drills for 3,900 Maryland guardsmen this month to save $1.5 million, Col. Charles Kohler said. But lawmakers approved legislation allowing the Department of Defense to reallocate money from other funds to cover the shortfall.
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NEWS
February 19, 2010
Let me see if I got this right. Robert Nelson is arguing for opening up ANWR because the oil companies will make lots of money, with the citizens of Alaska and the federal government getting a slice of this poisoned pie as well. Of course, the financial hit that we will all suffer due to the economic, environmental and human consequences of adding more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and compounding our greenhouse gas crisis is not computed in Mr. Nelson's neat arithmetic of profits.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to help the National Guard Bureau close an unexpected budget shortfall, officials said Tuesday. If Congress does not find the money to close the gap, they said, the drills could be canceled. About 3,900 Maryland guardsmen would be sidelined during September to save $1.5 million - part of an effort to trim the Guard's overall budget by tens of millions of dollars in coming weeks, said Col. Charles Kohler of the Maryland National Guard.
NEWS
April 5, 2012
There is no reason that the U.S. shouldn't be energy independent in 10 years. Yes, we would have to drill some more, but as Peter Morici points out ("Obama's bad bet," April 3), we would manage the environmental issues much better than others. The geopolitical and economic upside would be enormous. Solar (I do have a solar-powered water heater) and wind can be good supplements, but we have to wean ourselves from being dependent on Middle East and Latin American countries. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
A study of how or whether to allow a controversial drilling method for extracting natural gas in Western Maryland cannot be finished without funding, state officials told lawmakers Tuesday. O'Malley administration officials joined environmentalists in supporting a bill that would pay for their year-old study of hydraulic fracturing by levying a fee on the estimated 150,000 acres leased for gas exploration in Garrett and Allegany counties. Business and oil industry representatives opposed the fee, arguing that it could dampen prospects for drilling to boost the economically depressed region.
NEWS
March 17, 2012
Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column on American energy independence is flawed in several respects ("Road to energy independence goes through ANWR and Keystone," March 11). He argues we need to drill for more oil, construct a distribution pipeline and open up more offshore wells. But the fact is that today the U.S. is awash in crude oil, in greater quantities than ever in our history. The problem isn't a shortage of crude oil but our limited capacity to refine it into gasoline, which has led to shortages and high prices.
NEWS
January 17, 2014
The last five paragraphs of Peter Morici's commentary regarding the need to reduce oil imports and grow the economy faster make a lot of sense ("Inequality is the new norm in the U.S.," Jan. 15). I know the left's arguments against being energy independent are because of environmental issues. But the common sense view is that 6 million gallons imported or 6 million gallons produced here in the United States has the same environmental impact to the world. I would much prefer American technology protecting us than other countries'.
NEWS
February 18, 2010
I thought I had heard all of the reasons for oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) until I read Robert H. Nelson's commentary "A missed opportunity on energy" (Feb. 17). After initially making an economic argument, then a quasi-religious argument, Mr. Nelson advanced his rationale for disqualifying ANWR as a protected natural resource. ANWR is not worthy of preservation because A) it has changed geologically and biologically from its original character, and B)
NEWS
June 11, 2010
First, there was Katrina, then Haiti, and now the oil spill. The world has been hit with many disasters; this being a huge man-made mistake, and it could have been prevented. In many ways, I believe the spill is the fault of BP. They should have better prepared themselves for this. Yet again, I also believe this issue is in the hands of President Barack Obama. Since it has happened under his watch, it should partially be his responsibility to clean this mess up. The ban on expanding offshore drilling was the right policy.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is pleased with the progress he has made since going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, and he said Sunday that he believes he's slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery. “It's something that I've never dealt with, something I've never gone through before, so I don't have anything to compare it to,” Davis said Sunday before the Orioles' 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. “I've been pretty happy with the way I've been feeling lately.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Following another successful day of running the bases Thursday in Sarasota, Fla., Orioles third baseman will take another step toward returning to game action. Machado is expected to begin sliding drills Friday, his final step before he is able to play in extended spring training games, according to a club source. This would be the first time Machado has tried sliding since offseason surgery to repair a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. He was shut down during spring training because of a calf strain just before starting sliding drills.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling sites. Gas drilling rigs would generally have to be at least 2,000 feet from public or private water wells under rules being considered by the Maryland Department of the Environment, officials said Monday during a meeting of the governor's advisory commission on the issue.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- A year ago, Stefon Diggs had turned Maryland's Red-White spring football game into an exhibition of elusiveness and versatility. He lined up as a receiver, punt returner and occasionally as a running back. On Friday night, the Terps were simply glad that the rising junior was healthy enough to be back in uniform. Diggs, who suffered a lower-leg fracture last season, has not been cleared for contact. He appeared for the annual spring game and participated in 7-on-7 passing drills - but not the game that followed - in front of an announced 8,319 on a rainy night at Byrd Stadium.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Spring football practice is typically a tease, an opportunity for college football coaches, players and fans to think about how good their team is going to be in the fall, before reality hits in a few months. In their first 14 workouts this spring, following the first winning season under coach Randy Edsall, the Terps have shown progress on the offensive line, seen depth at running back and welcomed the return of several injured players - most notably wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Hanging above Stefon Diggs' bed at the University of Maryland is a simple sign with two words: Thank You. They are a reminder of what Diggs has endured since breaking his right fibula last season. They are also there to bring the rising junior wide receiver back to the present, and his return to practicing with the Terps this spring. A little more than five months after being carted off the field in an Oct. 19 game at Wake Forest - the same afternoon fellow wideout Deon Long broke his right leg - Diggs remains grateful that he is again playing football.
NEWS
February 19, 2010
Robert H. Nelson's "drill-baby-drill" inspired commentary piece ("ANWR: Obama's missed opportunity on energy," Feb. 17) claiming that the environmental movement views the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as the Garden of Eden would be laughable if it weren't so tragically misguided. This country does not have a petroleum supply problem -- it has a petroleum demand problem. By increasing supply and surpressing prices, increased offshore and ANWR oil production would only lead to further increases in demand, ensuring that US dollars will continue to flow to oil-rich dictatorships and their terrorist clients.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Paul West and Baltimore Sun reporters | April 1, 2010
Maryland's senators and environmental activists are vowing to oppose President Barack Obama's move to expand oil and gas exploration off the state's Atlantic coast, warning that it could hurt tourism in Ocean City, threaten fish and wildlife along relatively unspoiled Assateague Island and foul the Chesapeake Bay. Drilling off the Mid-Atlantic coast would not begin for years, if ever, and was part of a broader energy strategy the president outlined...
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Maryland reserve linebacker Abner Logan has been suspended through the end of the semester for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday. Edsall also said backup defensive lineman Nate Clarke underwent knee surgery this week and "I don't think he'll be ready for the season. " There was better news on the injury front from top receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs, who have spent the offseason recovering from lower-leg fractures suffered sustained Oct. 19 at Wake Forest.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
"American Masters" drills deep tonight on the life of J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye. " While it is filled with literary worship for the 1951 novel, it also takes a hard look at a troubled personal life that included a nervous breakdown, a marriage to a German woman believed to have been raised a Nazi and an attraction to adolescent girls that he acted on more than once. Check out this podcast from my radio preview for WYPR-FM. "Salinger" airs at 9 tonight on MPT (channels 22 and 67)
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