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June 15, 2010
Not buying BP gasoline is shortsighted ("Ill will at BP pumps," June 15). We need to keep BP healthy and profitable so they can pay the cleanup bills. Mike Finan, Glen Burnie
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The energy company Dominion said Tuesday that it is exploring developing an alternate evacuation route for some residential neighbors of its proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas plant, prompting opponents to question anew assertions by the company and federal regulators that the facility poses no significant safety or environmental risks. Karl R. Neddenien, spokesman for the Richmond, Va.-based company, declined to offer details but said Dominion is "looking into" establishing an alternate route for residents living on Cove Point to get away should there be an emergency at the facility.
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NEWS
April 2, 2010
Will the environmentalists who object to offshore oil drilling come fill up my gas tank when gas is $8 per gallon ("Black gold or fool's gold?" April 1)? Of course not, they have cushy, all-expenses-paid jobs, grant money they can squander protesting anyplace that has good food and travel, or they're simply blind, pampered individuals who have never had to hold an accountable job in their lives. In order to get off of Middle East oil, we have to send a message to the rich arrogant sheiks who could care less and to our own nation that we are using the God given resources and that it's time for a change.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Federal regulators gave final approval Monday for energy company Dominion to build the East Coast's first natural gas liquefaction plant at its Cove Point site in Calvert County, a project that has raised concerns from neighbors and environmentalists. The $3.8 billion project would allow Dominion to export liquefied natural gas through the facility on the Chesapeake Bay. It plans to complete the project and begin exporting by June 2017, adding about 75 jobs to the approximately 100 already at the site.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
People keep talking about how natural gas is cleaner than coal ( "Natural gas is bring manufacturing back to the U.S.," March 17). Maybe it burns cleaner, but it's the process we're using to capture the gas that is the problem. The first step in hydraulic fracturing is to poison millions (yes, millions) of gallons of water to pump into the rock. There is no way to clean that poisoned water. The CEOs say there is, but the chemists whose job it is to clean it up are still trying to figure it out. They haven't succeeded.
NEWS
May 1, 2011
With the price of gas high and taking a larger portion of our paycheck when we fill up, why doesn't the city make a timely, concentrated effort to move traffic more efficiently? When I first moved to Baltimore seven years ago I was told over $30 million was spent to automate the city's traffic lights. This should mean if you continue to travel in one direction at the posted speed limit, the lights should stay green. Instead, I often find myself stopping at every light, especially on Hanover Street.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
At least three people have been arrested after a stabbing at a Reisterstown gas station early Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County police. Police received a report of a stabbing at 12:32 a.m. at the Shell station in the 11900 block of Reisterstown Road, near Franklin Boulevard. Based on preliminary information, the victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, police said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2012
A bill that would have let gas utilities seek a surchage of up to $2 a month on customers' bill was shot down -- for a second time --  Wednesday by a bipartisan coalition of senators who contended the measure would let monopolies charge ratepayers up front for infrastructure improvements the companies now have to finance out of their own coffers. The Senate defeated the measure 22-24, reaffirming a similar vote earlier Tuesday. After the bill's original 22-23 defeat, a motion to reconsider passed, but a new debate Wednesday failed to reassure lawmakers that the bill provided sufficient safeguards for residential customers.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2012
About 20 homes in Woodlawn were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas meter leak was discovered, officials said. The gas leak was discovered at about noon in the 1500 block of Kellys Court in Baltimore County, officials said. The leak was secured by 12:48 p.m. and the residents were able to return to their homes shortly after. No one was injured in the incident, officials said. ywenger@baltsun.com
NEWS
December 16, 2011
While the state takes in $77 million a year from speed cameras ("Welcome to Md.," Dec. 13), not to mention red light cameras, do we really need massive toll increases and huge gas tax increases? This state already taxes and spends way too much of our money. There seems to be no conscious effort at spending control, especially if there are a few votes to be influenced in yet another gerrymandered, lopsided election. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller should add a few more idiots to the tax and budget committee.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A federal judge ruled this week that owners of multiple Harford County properties - where portions of a 21-mile underground gas pipeline are being installed under an eminent domain claim - cannot fully access funds set aside by the gas company as a form of collateral until a final determination is made at trial on compensation. Columbia Gas Transmission LLC was granted access to the properties in June to begin installing a back-up gas line between Owings Mills and Fallston under condition that it file a cash bond payment of $231,675 to the court, according to court records.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
The nation's transportation system is broken, agreed a panel of transportation wonks gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday, but they could not agree on how to fix it. "Transportation is broken. There's no way to fund it. America is one big pothole," said Ray LaHood, a former U.S. transportation secretary. "It will be up to the American people to say enough is enough. " Opinions for fixing it at the Greater Baltimore Committee's seventh annual transportation summit ranged from increasing federal investment in local infrastructure projects that would help address broader issues to cutting all federal investment in such projects to focus on national highway needs instead.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A leak on a natural gas line forced the closure Friday afternoon of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's parking lot for people waiting to pick up arriving fliers. The airport's fire department responded to the so-called "cell phone lot" just before 3 p.m., and determined a leak along a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. line, said Jonathan Dean, an airport spokesman. The leak presented "no real hazard to the public or travelers" at the airport, but the lot was closed as BGE crews worked to repair the line, Dean said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
"One voice! One community!" they chanted. And later, "Enough is enough!" As rush hour traffic passed by, dozens of people joined hands at a gas station near Fort Meade on Monday to remember a man killed this month while trying to earn a living. Rajinder Kumar, 49, was fatally shot Aug. 7 during his overnight shift at the Exxon station at Ridge Road and Route 175 in Hanover. A man came into the store, shot the clerk and took an undetermined sum of money, according to police. Kumar, who colleagues said sent his earnings to his wife and children in India, was Muslim; last week the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council chipped in money with the FBI and Metro Crime Stoppers to offer an overall $27,000 reward in the case.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two incidents in northern Anne Arundel County traffic have prompted road closures during Wednesday's rush hour, according to state and local officials. Anne Arundel County Police said that MD 648 at Old Mill Road in Pasadena is closed due to a sinkhole on Wednesday morning. The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork in the area closed the roadway at 6:23 a.m. The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said road closures are in effect in the Glen Burnie area at the intersection of Solley Road and Freetown Road due to a gas leak around 7:40 a.m. The state DOT said all southbound traffic is closed on Interstate 895 in Baltimore City due to a disabled vehicle at the Harbor Tunnel at 9:05 a.m. DOT also reported emergency roadwork on MD 140 East in Pikesville at Naylors Lane that shut down the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:38 a.m. A single-vehicle crash on I-895 North in Baltimore City at O'Donnell Street has closed the northbound right off-ramp at 8:59 a.m., DOT said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police issued a plea for the public's help Wednesday in solving the murder of a gas station clerk in Hanover last week. The reward for information in the fatal shooting of Rajinder Kumar, 49, at an Exxon station in Hanover on Aug. 7 now stands at $27,000, with contributions from the FBI, the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council and Metro Crime Stoppers. "We are in relentless pursuit of this cold-blooded killer and we won't rest until he is in handcuffs," Anne Arundel Police Chief Kevin Davis said during a news conference at the gas station Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
I've got another annoyance that Dan Rodricks can add to his list ("Overpriced popcorn, O's early-season tease and other annoyances," April 26). It's when I go to the gas station to fill up and I see the price of $4.05 and 9/10 per gallon. Give me a break! Come on, already and lose the 9/10! Do they think we're all stupid? Why not just go $4.05 and 99/100 or $4.05 and 999/1000. Sheesh! The first gas station that I see that loses the 9/10ths of a cent will get all my business.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
Hazmat crews contained fuel leaking from a boat in Joppatowne Monday afternoon. Crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched around 4:15 p.m. to the Gunpowder River in the area of the 200 block of Bridge Drive and the 100 block of Breakwater Court in the Rumsey Island section of Joppatowne. They were responding to a report of the odor of gasoline in the air; the source was determined to be a privately-owned boat. The Harford County Emergency Operations Hazardous Materials Team was assigned to assist the fire company; they requested assistance from the Maryland Department of the Environment's Emergency Response Team.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A planned Southern Maryland power plant that was to be built with state help — an arrangement that set off an industry fight — landed financing Friday to start construction despite a court ruling quashing the assistance. Silver Spring-based Competitive Power Ventures and its partners said they received financing from 15 lenders, including GE Energy Financial Services, which anchored the effort. Major construction on the $775 million Waldorf plant is expected to start in September.
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