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By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - The state attorney general and some legislators in both houses are backing a ban on arsenic in chicken feed, a move they say will help poultry farmers and the environment.

But industry representatives say the measure would disadvantage Maryland farmers and result in more sick chickens.


By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - A state program that aims to upgrade septic systems throughout Maryland, reducing the amount of nitrogen that failing systems can discharge into the Chesapeake Bay, has been met with overwhelming public demand -- and unexpected conflict.

Septic system vendors and installers throughout the state have threatened to abandon the Department of Environment's Onsite Sewer Disposal System program if the way their work is paid for isn't changed.


By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Thursday, November 12, 2009

ANNAPOLIS - Maryland's parks, trails and estuarine allure are often what sell the state to tourists.

This month, the state unfolded an effort to encourage the tourism industry to more actively safeguard these natural resources.

Launched on the heels of the Maryland Green Registry, Maryland Green Travel is a free and voluntary self-certification program that urges businesses in the tourism industry, starting with the lodging sector, to adhere to eco-friendly practices, from waste reduction to energy efficiency.