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Baltimore County Council Votes To Endorse a State-Wide Fracking Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brooke Harper   
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:13

County  Council approves resolution to support a state-wide ban in Maryland and to ban fracking within Baltimore County if the moratorium is allowed to expire

Towson MD. – Baltimore County  voted 6 to 1 to approve a measure supporting a state-wide ban on hydraulic-fracturing.

More than a dozen localities in Maryland have now approved or introduced measures to either ban fracking locally or to endorse a permanent, statewide ban. The list includes the western Maryland towns of Friendsville and Mountain Lake Park, the counties of Prince George’s, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Frederick, and the cities of Baltimore, Rockville, and Greenbelt.

Baltimore County Council Chair Vicki Almond stated, “Given the ever growing scientific evidence that fracking is ...

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Department of the Environment now accepting applications for internship program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Monday, 12 December 2016 14:05

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 12, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is now accepting applications for the 2017 Environmental Science Student Award and Internship Program.

 

The award recognizes high school juniors and seniors who have excelled in environmental science both inside and outside the classroom. Students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and participation in environmental projects in school or their community such as recycling drives, school beautification projects, stream or litter cleanups and other types of environmental projects are encouraged to apply. The grand prize winner will receive a paid internship, valued at $3,000, at the Department of the Environment during the summer of 2017. The second-place winner will receive $500 ...

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Frostburg State University Highlighted in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:24

Frostburg State University has been highlighted in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index in the Investment & Finance section for its efforts in advancing sustainability in higher education through the creation of the Student Sustainability Fee, which was voted on by the FSU Student Government Association.

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from colleges and universities that submitted a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report in the 12 months before July 1, 2016. FSU was also recognized for achieving a STARS Silver Rating from AASHE.

“I’m glad that AASHE recognized the foresight ...

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Frostburg Vows to Advance Fracking Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Powell   
Monday, 24 October 2016 07:19

Frostburg Vows to Advance Fracking Ban After Citizens Deliver More than 600 Petitions, Rally Ahead of City Council Meeting

In response to broad public support, city leaders commit to holding a work session to review and move forward on ordinance proffered by Frack-Free Frostburg

frostburgfrackingbanFROSTBURG, Md. — More than 130 city residents, business owners, students, faith leaders and health professionals rallied this evening in Frostburg and testified before the City Council to show the broad citizen support for introducing and passing a city ordinance to ban fracking. In response, city leaders committed to moving forward on action.

The citizen-led group Frack-Free Frostburg delivered more than 600 petitions signed by residents and a letter signed by 24 local businesses ...

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Frostburg Residents to Rally for Local Ban on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Powell   
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:19

 

Citizens will deliver more than 500 petitions from residents and local businesses; speakers include leaders from other Western Md. towns that have banned fracking

 

FROSTBURG, Md. — Dozens of Frostburg residents will rally this Thursday and testify before the Frostburg City Council to press for local action to ban fracking, a dangerous form of gas drilling proven to cause air and water pollution and serious health problems.

 

Citizens will don “Frack-Free Frostburg” t-shirts and rally ahead of Thursday’s City Council meeting with an actual “ban wagon,” urging their city councilmembers to get on board to protect local drinking water, businesses, and public health and safety.

 

At the City Council meeting, community ...

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