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MDE Submits Regulatory Action on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Department of Environment   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:34
On Monday, September 26, 2016, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted a regulatory action to the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee. The purpose of the action is to update the regulations governing the exploration and production of oil and gas to address technologies that were not typically employed in Maryland when the existing regulations were adopted, including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The draft regulations will ensure that any exploration and production of oil and gas is conducted in a manner protective of public health, safety, the environment, and natural resources. Following AELR Committee review, the regulatory proposal will be published in the Maryland Register and be open for public comment ...
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FSU Sophomores Learn Sustainability Leadership at Sierra Club Camp PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:38

Brady and MA good leader starts with a vision. Getting a team to execute that vision is a learned skill.

Frostburg State University sophomores Michala Garrison and Brady Moon, both of Cumberland, found this out this summer after attending Sierra Club Summer Grassroots Training, or SPROG as the organization calls it.

The weeklong training at Camp Darden in Courtland, Va., gave the two tools on how to better organize and execute campaigns. While the Sierra Club’s camp focused on environmental activism for college students, the skills could be used on an array of issues, the pair found.

In addition to campaign planning, they were taught leadership development, how to identify and confront oppression and how to interact with and influence the media.

“It was everything on how to ...

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:39
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Information Meeting Slated for Solar Co-op Forming in Region PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Palumbo   
Friday, 05 August 2016 10:03

Mtn MD Solar Coop Frostburg on 2016-08-24W Homeowners in Allegany and Garrett Counties are forming the Mountain Maryland Solar Co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. MD SUN is facilitating the co-op. The City of Frostburg and FrostburgFirst, are co-sponsoring the information meeting on Wednesday, August 24th @ 6 PM at City Place in Frostburg. The group is seeking members and will host an information meeting Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm in Frostburg to educate the community about solar and ...

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Hogan Administration sues Volkswagen, seeks penalties for violations of environmental laws PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 13:11

Baltimore, MD (July 19, 2016) – The Hogan Administration announced today the filing of a lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen for installing devices that allowed thousands of vehicles to exceed emissions standards and pollute Maryland’s air.

The suit, filed today in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, seeks financial penalties from Volkswagen in connection with the automaker’s admission that it installed software known as “defeat devices” to circumvent emissions standards. Such action violates Maryland environmental law.

“The air Marylanders now breathe is the cleanest it’s been in decades, and we will not stand for Volkswagen's dirty tactics that undercut our environmental progress,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. ...

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Award-Winning Documentary Maker to Screen His Latest Film in Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Shale   
Saturday, 28 May 2016 09:29

Citizen Shale to Host Western Maryland Premiere of New Film by Josh Fox

A free screening of award-winning documentarian Josh Fox’s newest film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, comes to western Maryland on June 14 at the Palace Theater in Frostburg. Fox and a panel of regional shale gas development experts will be available after the film for questions and discussion. The event is hosted by the community group Citizen Shale. 

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free but donations are requested. 

The provocative director of Gasland and Gasland 2, which earned numerous ...

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