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Finding the balance between environment and fracking

Bay Journal News - February 8, 2016 - 1:47pm
When I look back on my childhood, some of the first memories that come to mind are those that I made at a cabin on a mountain. My extended family has owned this cabin in northwestern Pennsylvania for decades. Down the road, my father and mother own an additional 16 acres left wild for hiking,…
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Oil sheen on Potomac near DC under investigation

Bay Journal News - February 5, 2016 - 8:35pm
Federal, state and local authorities are investigating an oil sheen first reported Wednesday that at one time covered an 8-mile stretch of the Potomac River just south of Washington, D.C. The oil sheen does not pose a health threat at this time, but responders are on the lookout for wildlife…
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Oil sheen on Potomac near DC under investigation

Bay Journal News - February 5, 2016 - 8:35pm
2/7 UPDATE -- Oily liquid continued to ooze Sunday into a waterfowl pond along the Potomac River as investigators searched for a source in a Washington, D.C. area storm drain. While the rainbow-colored sheen seen late last week along an eight-mile stretch of the river has dissipated,…
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Latest ‘Bay Barometer’ shows uneven restoration progress

Bay Journal News - February 4, 2016 - 6:48pm
Migratory fish have more rivers in the Bay to swim, and underwater grass beds are growing, but streamside forest plantings and wetland restoration have lagged badly in recent years, a new report from the state-federal Chesapeake Bay Program shows. Its Bay Barometer, an annual assessment of the…
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Latest ‘Bay Barometer’ shows uneven restoration progress

Bay Journal News - February 4, 2016 - 6:48pm
Migratory fish have more rivers in the Bay to swim, and underwater grass beds are growing, but streamside forest plantings and wetland restoration have lagged badly in recent years, a new report from the state-federal Chesapeake Bay Program shows. Its Bay Barometer, an annual assessment of the…
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Corps shifts funds for halted MD oyster project to VA

Bay Journal News - February 3, 2016 - 1:56am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted the Hogan administration’s request to halt an oyster restoration project in the Tred Avon River, risking future federal funding for an ambitious effort to carry out a large-scale revival of the Chesapeake Bay’s iconic but depleted…
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Corps shifts funds for halted MD oyster project to VA

Bay Journal News - February 3, 2016 - 1:56am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted the Hogan administration’s request to halt an oyster restoration project in the Tred Avon River, risking future federal funding for an ambitious effort to carry out a large-scale revival of the Chesapeake Bay’s iconic but depleted…
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Chart your route with a virtual tour

Bay Journal News - February 2, 2016 - 1:17pm
Outside, the wind is rattling cold rain against my windows. But inside, I’m warm enough and thinking of my kayak, spring breezes, a serene stretch of river and the next section of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail that I want to explore. But which section? I’m…
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Chart your route with a virtual tour

Bay Journal News - February 2, 2016 - 1:17pm
Outside, the wind is rattling cold rain against my windows. But inside, I’m warm enough and thinking of my kayak, spring breezes, a serene stretch of river and the next section of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail that I want to explore. But which section? I’m…
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MD, VA lawmakers grapple with Bay-related issues

Bay Journal News - February 2, 2016 - 11:54am
From poultry manure to menhaden, coal ash to climate change, Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are grappling this year with a bevy of touchy issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay. In Maryland, activists’ top legislative priorities include several bills that failed to pass in prior years,…
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MD, VA lawmakers grapple with Bay-related issues

Bay Journal News - February 2, 2016 - 11:54am
From poultry manure to menhaden, coal ash to climate change, Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are grappling this year with a bevy of touchy issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay. In Maryland, activists’ top legislative priorities include several bills that failed to pass in prior years,…
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MD, VA lawmakers grapple with Bay-related issues

Bay Journal News - February 2, 2016 - 11:54am
From poultry manure to menhaden, coal ash to climate change, Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are grappling this year with a bevy of touchy issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay. In Maryland, activists’ top legislative priorities include several bills that failed to pass in prior years,…
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Maryland court revives water pollution lawsuit against state

Bay Journal News - February 1, 2016 - 1:33pm
Property owners may be entitled to compensation if the state government fails to act to halt pollution that is a “known and longstanding public health hazard,” Maryland’s highest court has ruled. In a case that advocates say puts the state on notice to enforce environmental…
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Maryland court revives water pollution lawsuit against state

Bay Journal News - February 1, 2016 - 1:33pm
Property owners may be entitled to compensation if the state government fails to act to halt pollution that is a “known and longstanding public health hazard,” Maryland’s highest court has ruled. In a case that advocates say puts the state on notice to enforce environmental…
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Maryland court revives water pollution lawsuit against state

Bay Journal News - February 1, 2016 - 1:33pm
Property owners may be entitled to compensation if the state government fails to act to halt pollution that is a “known and longstanding public health hazard,” Maryland’s highest court has ruled. In a case that advocates say puts the state on notice to enforce environmental…
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EPA posts draft 2016-17 milestones on website

Bay Journal News - February 1, 2016 - 1:30am
Bay Jurisdictions have started submitting their draft  2016-17 “milestones,” which establish nutrient reduction goals and program activities they plan to undertake through the end of next year, to the Environmental Protection Agency for review. The EPA is posting the draft…
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EPA posts draft 2016-17 milestones on website

Bay Journal News - February 1, 2016 - 1:30am
Bay Jurisdictions have started submitting their draft  2016-17 “milestones,” which establish nutrient reduction goals and program activities they plan to undertake through the end of next year, to the Environmental Protection Agency for review. The EPA is posting the draft…
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Sen. Middleton named Bay Commission chair

Bay Journal News - February 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Maryland Sen. Thomas “Mac” Middleton was recently elected as chair for 2016 of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, an advisory panel that represents the state legislatures of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Middleton takes over leadership from Virginia Del. Scott Lingamfelter, a…
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US Fish and Wildlife Service creates urban internships

Bay Journal News - January 28, 2016 - 9:14pm
In an effort to diversify both the staff and visitors to national wildlife refuges, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has partnered with the Hispanic Access Foundation to fund seven internship positions this summer. The positions will be based at wildlife refuges in the northeast region close…
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US Fish and Wildlife Service creates urban internships

Bay Journal News - January 28, 2016 - 9:14pm
In an effort to diversify both the staff and visitors to national wildlife refuges, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has partnered with the Hispanic Access Foundation to fund seven internship positions this summer. The positions will be based at wildlife refuges in the northeast region close…
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