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The Easton Star Democrat (Sun 20 Feb, 2011)
BP oil spill topic of lunch Feb. 26 in Easton
Staff quoted: Mike Roman
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EASTON - Amy Haines, owner of Out of the Fire, and Mike Roman, director of the Horn Point Laboratory, are joining forces Saturday, Feb. 26, for an "Out of the Fire Into the Gulf of Mexico" lunch and environmental talk.

The Baltimore Business Journal (Thu 17 Feb, 2011)
Md. tech program awards $3.7M in grants
Staff quoted: Feng Chen
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A partnership between the state and local companies has awarded $3.7 million in grants to faculty and graduate students of the University System of Maryland.

The Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate (Sat 12 Feb, 2011)
Allen: Wait on oil leak inquiries
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON — Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen cautioned Congress members Friday not to rush to pass oil spill legislation until all investigations into the BP rig explosion are complete. (Fri 11 Feb, 2011)
Pax Riverkeeper: Finding Sewage Discharge Violators
Staff quoted: Integration and Application Network, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
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The Davidsonville area is roughly in the center of the 110 mile Patuxent corridor with some distinctive problems to the north, the south and of course right here next to home.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune (Fri 11 Feb, 2011)
National Oil Spill Commission members say new safety regime would cost oil industry about 7 to 12 cents a barrel of oil
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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It would cost the oil and gas industry about 7 to 12 cents a barrel of oil to pay for an augmented federal regulatory regime that might help avoid a repeat of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, two members of the National Oil Spill Commission told Congress Friday.

The New York Times (Fri 11 Feb, 2011)
Spill Commissioners Call for Review of Energy Policy
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Two members of President Obama's commission on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill said at a Congressional hearing on Friday that regulatory failures and industry overconfidence helped lead to the catastrophe and called for an overhaul of federal oversight of offshore drilling and a transition to safer, cleaner forms of energy.
The blazing Deepwater Horizon rig.Reuters The blazing Deepwater Horizon rig.

Bloomberg Business Wire (Fri 11 Feb, 2011)
Oil Industry Urged to Pay $200 Million for Drilling Oversight
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The U.S. oil industry should pay about $200 million a year to support stricter and more efficient oversight of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill said.

Politico (Fri 11 Feb, 2011)
Thad Allen: Spill bills should wait
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The former head of the Obama administration's effort to address last year's BP Gulf of Mexico spill says Congress should wait until ongoing probes into the spill are completed before lawmakers rush forward with comprehensive oil spill legislation.

The Baltimore Sun (Wed 9 Feb, 2011)
Baltimore harbor's woes begin in suburbs
Staff quoted: Integration and Application Network
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The trash and pollution that get into Baltimore's Inner Harbor tend to stay there because there's relatively little fresh-water flow to flush them out into the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay.

The Baltimore Sun (Tue 8 Feb, 2011)
Chesapeake oysters doing better
Staff quoted: Ken Paynter
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The Chesapeake Bay's beleaguered oyster population spawned a bumper crop of babies last year, state officials announced Monday, and there are signs that the diseases that have ravaged the bay's bivalves for more than two decades might have loosened their stranglehold.

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