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March 26, 2012
In a recent op-ed ("Don't export LNG in Maryland," March 5), the executive director of the Sierra Club does his best to convince readers he's genuinely concerned about the Cove Point natural gas gateway in Calvert County. In reality, though, the California-based organization is opposed to Cove Point not because it cares about Lusby, Md. (or can even find it on a map). It opposes the facility because it believes by doing so, it can halt the development of natural gas from shale in other states - having been unable to achieve those ends through more direct means elsewhere.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Howard Marion Gamse, a former vice president of Gamse Lithographing Co., died Aug. 11 of cancer in his North Baltimore home. He was 89. Mr. Gamse was the son of Herman Gamse, co-founder of Gamse Lithographing Co., and Lily Gamse, a schoolteacher, and grew up the fourth of five children in Windsor Hills. Originally, the company operated on Lombard Street before moving to its current location on Pulaski Highway. The family sold the company in 1983. A graduate of City College, Mr. Gamse served in the Air Force as a radio operator before going to Kutztown State Teachers College where he trained to become an art teacher.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2012
Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings chairman for the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, told the organization's volunteers that they were on a three-part mission: "Enjoy, explore and protect. " Exelon Corp. revealed plans last week to sell the plants in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties for $400 million to Raven Power Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of the New York-based private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC. The Sierra Club's focus is on two of the three plants — H.A. Wagner in Anne Arundel County and C.P Crane in Baltimore County, each built about a half-century ago. Those plants are among the state's oldest and lack the pollution controls in place at the Brandon Shores plant in Anne Arundel, according to Chris Hill, a conservation representative for the Sierra Club.
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June 7, 2014
I am dismayed at the misrepresentations Connie DeJuliis has expressed about herself and her opponent, Sen. Jim Brochin in a flurry of negative political mailers ( "Brochin, DeJuliis square off in redrawn north county district," May 17). Ms. DeJuliis recently sent out a mailer with the emblem from National Abortion Rights Action League on it, but in fact NARAL endorsed Senator Brochin not Ms. DeJuliis in this race. In addition, Ms. DeJuliis mentions her first career as delegate in Annapolis but fails to mention that in her four years of service she missed an astonishing 1,000 votes.
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September 21, 1997
Tom Horton, author and environmental columnist for The Sun, was honored yesterday by the Sierra Club during an awards banquet in San Francisco.Horton, who lives in Hebron with his two children, received the environmental group's David Brower Award, which recognizes professional journalists for work in the area of environmental reporting.The award is named for the former executive director of the Sierra Club, who founded the organization's book publishing program."Tom is one of this country's most effective and profound environmental reporters," said Adam Werbach, Sierra Club president, citing Horton's weekly "On the Bay" column in The Sun and the five books he has written about the Chesapeake Bay."
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2000
Maryland dairy farmers began rallying their forces yesterday to oppose a state Sierra Club campaign to limit farm size that they say threatens their survival. The environmental group's Maryland chapter wants the state to enact a moratorium on large-scale farm operations - dairy farms with 100 cows or more. It says the move is necessary to prevent accumulations of manure in concentrated areas that could pollute waterways. The campaign comes after the Maryland General Assembly failed to pass a statewide moratorium on the expansion of livestock operations earlier this year.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2002
The Sierra Club endorsed Democrat C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in the 2nd Congressional District race yesterday, praising his record of land preservation as Baltimore County executive. In making the endorsement, Carl Pope, the Sierra Club's executive director, also criticized Ruppersberger's Republican opponent, Helen Delich Bentley, saying her environmental record while serving in Congress from 1984 to 1994 was poor. Pope echoed criticism from the national League of Conservation Voters, which in August named Bentley to its "dirty dozen" list of the most anti-environment congressional candidates in the nation.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2000
Rapid growth in Howard County has long had people concerned about crowded roads, but the Howard County Sierra Club has another concern: crowded sewage pipes. With all the growth planned for Howard in coming years, the club says, there will be too much sewage polluting the Little Patuxent and Patapsco rivers and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. The county has plans to expand its Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Savage and has applied for a permit to release more wastewater into the Little Patuxent River.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1997
Guy Guzzone, executive director of the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, has created a campaign committee, the first formal step toward running for the Howard County Council seat now occupied by Republican Dennis R. Schrader.Guzzone, a Democrat who opposes the rezoning of 522 acres of Rouse Co. land for a mixed-use project in North Laurel, plans to make growth control a centerpiece of his campaign."Residential growth does not pay for itself," said Guzzone, 33. "We need to make sure we have the correct balance on economic development."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 17, 1997
The Sierra Club announced two endorsements in the Annapolis mayoral race yesterday, singling out Alderman Carl O. Snowden in the Democratic primary and Alderman Dean L. Johnson in the Republican primary as "the only candidates who consistently showed a strong grasp" of the city's environmental issues."
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By Jeffrey H. Joseph | March 3, 2014
The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has moved beyond just Wall Street and financial regulators and committees. It's now expanded into federal regulatory agencies arguably wielding far greater power to act unilaterally: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
Maryland's second-highest court upheld Friday a judge's ruling that the Cove Point gas facility can be converted to be used for exports, siding with the company that owns the plant and against an environmental group. The Sierra Club argued in court that a 2005 agreement between the organization and the plant's owner, Dominion, prevents it from being used as a base for sending liquefied natural gas abroad. Dominion disagreed, arguing that while the agreement did not explicitly mention exports, it did not preclude them.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
The Sierra Club endorsed Del. Heather Mizeur in the race for governor Monday, the first major environmental group to back a candidate in the contest. While Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has dominated the endorsements in the  heated Democratic primary campaign, Mizeur has recently picked up some coveted backers, including the Sierra Club. Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat, has also collected the backing from  women's groups, including EMILY'S list and the political action committee of the Maryland National Organization for Women.
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October 24, 2013
There was no "misperception" about Patapsco Heritage Greenway. The Friends of Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway organization tried to create a Maryland Heritage Tourism Area by that name back in the 1990s. As I understand it, by 2000, numerous local environmental and community groups opposed the certification, Howard and Baltimore County withdrew support and the Sierra Club brought a lawsuit against it. After settling the lawsuit out of court, the Friends spent 13 years clearing trash and garlic mustard out of Patapsco Valley State Park.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2013
A Calvert County judge brushed aside Friday a potential legal hurdle to exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that Dominion, the Richmond, Va.-based energy company, does not need the Sierra Club's permission to convert its LNG import terminal at Cove Point. Circuit Judge James P. Salmon said Dominion has the right to export LNG from Cove Point, despite an agreement the company has had for decades giving the Sierra Club and another environmental group a say over the company's expansion of the little-used shipping facility near the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland.
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Tim Wheeler | October 10, 2012
While Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, at least one environmental group thinks it could be cleaner still.  The Sierra Club released a report this week contending that two power plants in the area - C.P. Crane in Baltimore County, and H.A. Wager in Anne Arundel County - are releasing four times as much potentially harmful sulfur dioxide as the Environmental Protection Agency now deems safe.  The group,...
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2000
Alarmed at the growth of factory farms, the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club is launching a three-week radio campaign aimed at consumers and small family farmers. The idea is to try to educate consumers about environmental problems associated with large-scale livestock production and to overcome what environmentalists say is the deep-rooted suspicion of their efforts by farmers the club contends are threatened by huge corporate farms. "What we see is a continuing industrialization of our food system, and it's not just in the poultry and dairy industries," said Chris Bedford, who heads the chapter's water, food and farm campaign.
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By Kathryn Masterson and Kathryn Masterson,KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 29, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - The sight-seeing began in rural upper Montgomery County, Pa., where 20 men and women in a luxury tour bus drove past cornfields and brand-new $300,000 homes, looking out the window at razed farmland and half-empty parking lots. Some took notes. Others snapped photographs. For the group, all members of the Sierra Club, the recent "Tour de Sprawl" was a different kind of day-trip. Part of an environmental voter-education campaign, the trip provided the visitors with an up-close look at suburban sprawl.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
For four decades, the owners of the liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County have given a pair of environmental groups a say over expansion of the sprawling complex, originally built to import fuel from abroad via the Chesapeake Bay. By all accounts, it's been a cordial, cooperative relationship. Now, though, that almost unheard-of pact between industry and its traditional adversaries is being tested, as the terminal's owner, Dominion Cove Point LNG, seeks federal approval to export liquefied natural gas through the terminal to lucrative foreign markets in Asia and elsewhere.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2012
Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings chairman for the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, told the organization's volunteers that they were on a three-part mission: "Enjoy, explore and protect. " Exelon Corp. revealed plans last week to sell the plants in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties for $400 million to Raven Power Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of the New York-based private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC. The Sierra Club's focus is on two of the three plants — H.A. Wagner in Anne Arundel County and C.P Crane in Baltimore County, each built about a half-century ago. Those plants are among the state's oldest and lack the pollution controls in place at the Brandon Shores plant in Anne Arundel, according to Chris Hill, a conservation representative for the Sierra Club.
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