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House Transportation Bill Drives Us To Deeper Oil Dependence

Representative John Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, officially introduced a major transportation reauthorization bill. The overall plan for the bill includes proposals to open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and to open landscapes in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to oil shale extraction. At the same time, it cuts all funding for biking and walking safety and cripples environmental review for transportation projects.

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 200,000 Marylanders

The drinking water for 200,000 people in Maryland could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant according to a new report called Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water released by Maryland PIRG Foundation (Maryland PIRG) and Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center.

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Offshore Wind and Manure Management Regulations Top Environment Maryland’s Legislative Agenda for 2012

The full agenda outlines the Environment Maryland’s plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay, repower Maryland with clean energy, reduce global warming pollution, protect the state from natural gas drilling, preserve Maryland’s open spaces, and improve Marylanders’ quality of life.

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Broad Coalition Applauds Governor O’Malley’s Offshore Wind Legislation Today

A broad coalition of civic, environmental, faith, and business groups today applauded Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s introduction of legislation to incentivize the development of offshore wind power along the state’s coastline.

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Maryland First to Implement New Energy Standards To Save Homeowners Hundreds and Reduce Energy Use and Pollution

Buyers of new homes will save hundreds of dollars each year on energy bills as a result of newly updated state building energy standards that went into effect on Sunday.

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