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Md. Officials Argue For Fracking Regulation At Hill Hearing

Congress is taking a closer look at the issue of hydraulic fracturing and Maryland's cautious approach to it.

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Shutdown Would Hamper D.C. Environmental Work, Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

The D.C. area's local environmental stewards are among those bracing for a federal government shutdown. A shutdown would have environmental consequences for D.C. and the entire Chesapeake Bay region, officials say.

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Power Breakfast: Assessing Earthquake Risk Reduction In The U.S.

From Capitol News Connection:

Democrat David Wu represents an Oregon district that includes a swath of Pacific coastline. In the last Congress, he got a bill through the House that would have stepped up federal efforts to study and prepare for natural disasters.

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Stink Bug Threat Has States Asking For Expanded Pesticide Options

Scientists representing seven states, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to change rules on certain pesticides to allow farmers to better fight stink bugs.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Under Scrutiny In Watershed States

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling for a comprehensive federal analysis of Marcellus Shale drilling in the six Bay Watershed states.

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Environment Group Wants Maryland Regulation On Fertilizers

In Maryland, fertilizer used for lawns is being blamed for pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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