February 9, 2012
Some of those environmental activists campaigning against the Keystone XL pipeline are on the young side. Kids from 20 Maryland high schools, who dub themselves the Tar Sands Students, plan to meet today with a representative of the White House Council on Environmental Quality to press their concerns about construction of the line to carry oil extracted from tar sands deposits in western Canada to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico....
June 5, 2012
Editor: Time is running out for you to make your feelings known to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the proposed 21.4 mile, 26 inch, 1000 PSI pipeline that will wind its way through Baltimore and Harford Counties. Harford County politicians need to take their heads out of the sand and see the potential problems this pipeline will create to our wetlands, septic systems, environment and safety. The gas company has one 20-nch pipeline already in place. Why do we need another?
December 6, 2011
Prince George's County Public Schools has been awarded a one-year $250,000 grant from the Freddie Mac Foundation. This capacity-building grant will be used to enhance funding for the "principal pipeline" initiative that began this school year through a $12.5 million five-year grant from the Wallace Foundation. The Freddie Mac Foundation grant will enhance sustainability of the initiative and support the school system in its efforts to increase the effectiveness of instructional leaders.
August 30, 2011
Of course, the representative of the American Petroleum Institute would promote a tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. ("Keystone XL pipeline is a step toward the future," Aug. 25). Unfortunately, this is not, as the headline says, "a step toward the future," but is a step backward. Why? Because fossil fuels are no longer viable long-term sources of energy. Neither Cindy Schild nor the op-ed writers opposed to the pipeline mention the broader issue, which is that we are past the peak of cheap oil. Oil executives and politicians know this but don't talk about it. (See the film, "The End of Suburbia.
March 28, 1996
HAVRE DE GRACE -- Editors of community papers have nose trouble. They hate the idea that something might be going on in their town that they don't know about. I'm not an editor anymore, but the old nosy impulses are still there.So when men with heavy equipment started digging up Congress Avenue near my office and burying what looked like an eight-inch pipe there, I was immediately curious. And when I saw that the pipe was being extended from the foot of Congress, which ends at the waterfront, out to the middle of the Susquehanna River, I was more curious still.
March 10, 2013
Your recent article about Sen. Robert A. Zirkin's dispute with Columbia Gas unfairly portrayed the senator's efforts to convince the company to reroute its proposed underground high-pressure transmission pipeline ("Senator, gas company clash over pipeline," March 3). The article implies that Senator Zirkin is leading this effort solely for personal gain. In fact, he and his family are not directly affected by the proposed new route. But he has given voice to the concerns of those of us who will be. Instead of concentrating on the issues at hand, your article diverges into matters that are irrelevant to the fundamental question: Why does Columbia Gas need another pipeline and why, except for a recent change that excludes Gun Powder State Park, is expansion of the current right-of-way the only viable alternative being considered?