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April 25, 2014
There are so many falsehoods and inaccuracies in your editorial that I cannot rebut them point by point ( "The Keystone delay," April 22). I would rather present the facts about why the Keystone pipeline should have been approved years ago and why President Barack Obama's continued delays are both wrong-headed and duplicitous. Due to domestic U.S. fracking and the tar sands oil that would be transported via the Keystone pipeline, the U.S. and Canada have now discovered that we have about 100 years of gas and oil reserves to access and deploy.
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NEWS
April 25, 2014
There are so many falsehoods and inaccuracies in your editorial that I cannot rebut them point by point ( "The Keystone delay," April 22). I would rather present the facts about why the Keystone pipeline should have been approved years ago and why President Barack Obama's continued delays are both wrong-headed and duplicitous. Due to domestic U.S. fracking and the tar sands oil that would be transported via the Keystone pipeline, the U.S. and Canada have now discovered that we have about 100 years of gas and oil reserves to access and deploy.
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NEWS
June 6, 1994
The experience of Keystone Landfill, located 600 yards over the Carroll County border in Pennsylvania, underlines the fact that listing as a national Superfund cleanup site does not guarantee speedy government action. It's also an example of how public fears may be unnecessarily magnified by the mere listing of a dump on the list.Keystone was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency's priority list in 1987 and closed in 1990, but pollution studies of properties around the toxic waste dump have yet to get under way.Claims by two neighboring landowners that their ground water was contaminated by the privately owned landfill were dismissed earlier this year by a federal judge.
NEWS
By John K. Delaney | April 2, 2014
In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack 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. Here's why. The right analytical framework for these decisions has several component questions: what's consistent with our environmental and energy policy objectives, what's in our economic self-interest, and what serves our geopolitical goals.
NEWS
January 14, 1997
Keystone landfill's neighbors can discuss plans to cap the landfill and treat contaminated ground water at the Superfund cleanup site at a public meeting tonight.The Environmental Protection Agency will conduct the meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's United Church of Christ in Silver Run.Keystone, a now-closed, private landfill in Adams County, Pa., was placed on EPA's Superfund list in 1987. Work is to begin this spring on a clay cap for the landfill, ground-water extraction and treatment system, gas extraction system and monitoring system.
NEWS
November 10, 1993
Given all the concerns of Carroll residents whose homes and lives have been threatened by the Keystone Landfill, it is distressing that but three of them showed up a week ago to meet with Maryland environmental officials.Officials were prepared to collect data on the disease and death around the Pennsylvania landfill. Contamination of ground water affects residents living over the Mason-Dixon Line in northern Carroll as well. But the officials were unable to collect much meaningful data due to the poor attendance.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 14, 1991
HERSHEY, Pa. -- When it comes to consistency at a high level on the LPGA Tour, perhaps none is better than Colleen Walker.A 10-year pro, she came of age in her fifth year, and has been among the tour stars ever since. Rounds in the 60s (she currently ranks first with 13), rounds under par, and top-10 finishes are her specialty.Walker is part of the best Lady Keystone Open field in the event's 17-year history. First-round play for the 144 players begins this morning at Hershey Country Club.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
The Environmental Protection Agency last night again rejected a Silver Run group's request to attend meetings concerning the proposed cleanup of a nearby landfill suspected of polluting drinking water.Donna Santiago, project manager, told about 45 people at a meeting at a Silver Run church that EPA would give reports each month about its meetings with the 11 polluters the agency has been working with to clean up the Keystone Sanitary Landfill, which is about a quarter-mile over the county line in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1994
A citizens' group got a preview last night of an engineering plan to assess contamination around the Keystone landfill.But members of the Keystone Landfill Task Force -- representatives of citizens' groups and local governments in Carroll County and Adams County, Pa. -- reacted angrily at being denied a chance to lobby a federal agency for a neighborhood health effects study.Keystone, a privately owned landfill about 600 yards across the Maryland-Pennsylvania border in Union Township, Pa., was placed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund cleanup list in 1987.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
The Maryland Department of the Environment came to Silver Run yesterday for a daylong public health assessment meeting on the Keystone Landfill Superfund site.Only three residents -- from the 26 homes tested in the area -- brought questions about the effects of possible exposure to hazardous chemicals to the six-member panel."I think it will be generations before we see if people are effected by the water here," said Susan Hardinger. "I would like to see the major problems experienced by families whose wells were contaminated years ago brought out in public."
NEWS
July 29, 2013
Bravo to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his speech last week outlining plans for further curbing greenhouse gases in the state of Maryland ( "O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change," July 25)! Have you seen the maps of Maryland showing the extent of land to be underwater as the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay rise? Has your homeowners insurance rate suddenly jumped to cover the potential for damage from extreme weather? Do you remember recent times when Fells Point was flooded or power was out for days at a time?
NEWS
By Mike Tidwell | July 17, 2013
I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday - 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths doing particularly heroic deeds. I'm also walking to honor the 50 men and women who died during the oil tanker train explosion this month in Lac-Megantic, Canada. My eight-day walk - joined by scores of other Marylanders and citizens from around the nation - will serve to memorialize these people as victims of tragically interconnected factors.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | March 18, 2013
While many have long seen America as the global bad boy, everybody likes Canada. If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose -- or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is -- always wears his blue blazer and school tie and does his chores without being asked. Canada is a global citizen, a good neighbor, a northern Puerto Rico with an EU sensibility that earns its gold stars from the United Nations every day. This fact should have relevance below the 49th parallel.
NEWS
March 11, 2013
There are about to be 830,000 barrels of the dirtiest, most inefficient oil piped clear through our country from Canada, straight over an active seismic earthquake zone, through Native American reservations, and all the way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. President Barack Obama is being pressed hard to finally submit to signing off on this tar sands oil project; however, this would be a step in the wrong direction for addressing the issue of climate change. For what reason would our nation be furthering our worldwide dependence on oil when there are countless effective solar and wind projects proposed that will consequently be disregarded?
NEWS
January 30, 2013
The recent editorial on the Keystone XL pipeline shows a preponderance of politically correct rhetoric and very little research on the subject ("Say no to Keystone" Jan 29). There are reasons to question the tar sands projects but they are not included. A quick Google search will show that the U.S. is laced with pipelines and that Canadian tar sands crude has been moving into the U.S. by pipeline since the 1960s with no major incidents. Far from entering the existing pipelines as a dirty, viscous liquid - which, incidentally wouldn't flow in pipelines - the bitumen extracted is upgraded on site in high-temperature, high-pressure hydrotreating processes to remove nitrogen and sulfur to produce a high-quality light synthetic crude.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
With the revised route for the Keystone XL pipeline having last week won approval from Nebraska's Republican governor, the geology of North America's most controversial energy project is clear: It has landed President Barack Obama between a rock and a hard place. Having campaigned for an "all of the above" energy policy but also having announced that addressing climate change will be a top priority during his second term, President Obama must choose between enabling TransCanada's petroleum exports and preventing what climatologists fear will quickly provide a huge and disastrous new boost in greenhouse gases.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1997
The owners of Keystone landfill -- 300 yards across the Pennsylvania border from Silver Run -- have been fraudulently transferring assets to avoid paying for cleanup of the Superfund site, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department.Federal authorities filed suit Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., in an effort to ensure that landfill owners Kenneth F. and Anna Noel and Keystone Sanitation Co. Inc., will retain assets to help pay for the landfill cleanup. The closed private landfill was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund cleanup list in 1987.
NEWS
By Staff Report | October 15, 1993
Representatives of citizens groups who have been seeking the cleanup of Keystone landfill for more than five years welcomed a new project manager for the cleanup last night.Christopher J. Corbett, appointed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Philadelphia regional office to oversee the landfill cleanup, impressed citizens with his nonconfrontational attitude.Mr. Corbett made his first public appearance regarding the Keystone Landfill cleanup last night at a meeting of a task force comprised of Maryland and Pennsylvania residents, and representatives of local governments.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
The road to energy independence is between my legs. It's called a bicycle. I commuted to work for four years by bicycle, and I've been running for 15 years. I do this year round to leave no doubt in the minds of Charles Street commuters that it can be done in any weather. I did it to improve my health but also to save money in a single-car family with four children. There is no reason we cannot live within walking or biking distance from work. Columnist Robert Ehrlich does not explain how the hundreds of thousands of new jobs created last month exceeded expectations, even as gas prices went up ("Road to energy independence goes through ANWR and Keystone," March 11)
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | March 11, 2012
Sometimes, it is worth our time to step back, to take the long view about seemingly intractable issues affecting our country. My long view begins with the gas line days of 1973-74, when a recently minted owner of a 1966 Ford Falcon began the daily commute between his home in Arbutus and Gilman School in Roland Park. Domestically, huge price hikes at the pump and draconian gas rationing (remember the "even-odd" license plate system?) nearly destroyed new automobile sales, a crushing burden for a father employed as a "commission only" car salesman.
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