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03.31.10

By MORGAN GIBSON Capital News Service Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WASHINGTON - Maryland environmental groups were outraged over President Obama's announcement Wednesday lifting the 20-year ban on offshore drilling, saying the move could have disastrous effects on the Chesapeake Bay.

03.05.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Friday, March 5, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - The chairman of Perdue Farms called a lawsuit against one of the company's contract farms "one of the largest threats to the family farm in the last 50 years," and asked Maryland's Eastern Shore delegation to help.

02.17.10

By MORGAN GIBSON Capital News Service Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WASHINGTON- "Snowpocalypse" removal methods won't hurt the Chesapeake Bay as they flow downstream, but spring showers are another matter, experts say.

The salt poured on snow-covered roads is not a problem for the brackish bay because it is a mixture of salt and fresh water. What hurts are the plastic bags, oil, animal manure, dirt and trash that flow into the Chesapeake every spring.

10.30.09

The Chesapeake Bay is experiencing sea level rise at a rate twice the global average, and the thin ribbons of marshes and wetlands that form along coastlines will be the first to be flooded with rising water.