Content about Martin O'Malley

04.07.11

Gov. Martin O'Malley's key piece of green legislation this session was effectively killed for the year after being held for study in the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.

03.23.11

Gov. Martin O'Malley rallied about 40 supporters of offshore wind energy on Wednesday, urging them to join him in one last chant that they hope will reach the ears of key committee legislators in Annapolis - "Pass the Bill!"

03.03.11

By KERRY DAVIS Capital News Service Thursday, March 3, 2011

ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. Martin O'Malley told legislators in the House Economic Matters Committee Thursday that offshore wind energy would create jobs and help the environment.

House Bill 1054 would contractually obligate utility companies to purchase some energy from offshore wind production companies for at least 20 years once wind turbines are built. If passed, local steel workers and energy companies are hoping to build the windmills in the Atlantic Ocean, about 12 miles offshore of Ocean City.

11.05.10

By NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Friday, November 5, 2010

DEAL ISLAND - J.R. Gross, a veteran waterman, will drive two hours from his home on Monday to his boat in St. Jerome Creek to begin harvesting oysters off the shores of Southern Maryland.

09.13.10

By NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Tuesday, September 14, 2010

EDGEWOOD - School lunch is getting a healthy and fresh makeover this week as part of the third annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week at Edgewood Elementary School in Harford County.

State Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance joined local farmers and school officials at Edgewood Friday to spread awareness about healthy eating habits and supporting Maryland farmers.

04.14.10

 

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service

03.23.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - A bill filed late in the House of Delegates would require the Department of Natural Resources to establish oyster sanctuaries in half of the viable habitat and create a more specific fishery management plan for oysters -- and place a moratorium on oyster harvesting until those goals are met.

03.09.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - Watermen converged on the State House on Tuesday to voice their support for bills that would drastically diminish the Department of Natural Resources' ability to regulate oyster harvesting.

01.28.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Thursday, January 28, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - Raymond Combs and his family have been trying to get permits to raise oysters for the last three years.

They started growing a few oysters in a tributary near their home in Hollywood and would eventually like to have at least a 5-acre aquaculture site. But their plan stalled when they learned that just applying for an aquaculture permit is $750, and the application and impact fees could total $90,000.

01.19.10

ANNAPOLIS - More than 150 watermen took a day off from the water Tuesday to protest a proposed oyster restoration plan and support a bill they say will help them hang on to their livelihood.

12.03.09

By JAMES B. HALE Capital News Service Thursday, December 3, 2009

ANNAPOLIS- Gov. Martin O'Malley announced plans to drastically change Maryland's oyster industry Thursday in the hopes of stimulating the state's economy and growing the dwindling oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.

The three-pronged proposal includes plans to increase Maryland's network of oyster sanctuaries, expand areas available for aquaculture and private leasing of oyster harvesting, and protect current fisheries from leasing.

11.10.09

By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - The governors of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware agreed Tuesday to a partnership to encourage the deployment of offshore wind energy in the region, hoping to capitalize on the Mid-Atlantic's enormous offshore wind resources.

Govs. Martin O'Malley, Tim Kaine and Jack Markell's agreement aims to generate clean, renewable energy and green jobs.

11.04.09

By TINA IRGANG Capital News Service Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WASHINGTON - Republican Robert McDonnell's win Tuesday in the Virginia gubernatorial elections could roll back gains in that state's cooperation with Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay and other policy issues, experts warned Wednesday.

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Timothy Kaine has had "a very cooperative, positive relationship" with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, said Mark Rozell, a professor of public policy at Virginia's George Mason University.

11.04.09

By JAMES B. HALE Capital News Service Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - EPA Senior Adviser Chuck Fox said in two interviews last week that Maryland poultry farmers could face more stringent pollution regulations than those in other states, a stance that has drawn opposition from Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Maryland Farm Bureau.

Fox said that although the amount of pollution large-scale poultry farms can produce is regulated by states, the Environmental Protection Agency has the final say in the matter and can force states to make stricter guidelines if need be.

09.09.09

By JAMES B. HALE Capital News Service Thursday, September 10, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Thursday to curb pollution in the Chesapeake Bay with tighter regulations on urban, suburban and agricultural runoff and sanctions for states that don't make sufficient progress.