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McClatchey News Service (Mon 29 Jun, 2009)
'Sustainable Dairy' Farmer Shows Big Gain
Staff quoted: Connie Musgrove
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Ron Holter likes to say he's farming as God intended, without pesticides on the grass fields or hormones or antibiotics in the cows. But visitors to his organic dairy farm west of Frederick on Tuesday also heard about how the Earth, animals, consumers — and his pocketbook — are also benefiting.


The Washington Independent (Mon 29 Jun, 2009)
Congress Takes on Mountaintop Mining: Bill Aims to End Decimation of America's Oldest Mountains
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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America's oldest mountains are being decimated, and after decades of abetment, Congress is finally watching with more critical eyes.


The Associated Press (Mon 29 Jun, 2009)
Study: Coastal seagrass increasingly being lost
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Coastal development and declining water quality are threatening seagrasses worldwide, researchers report. A study of coastal grasses around the world shows that 58 percent of the seagrass meadows are in decline, according to a report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


The Williamson (WV) Daily News (Sun 28 Jun, 2009)
Miners take message to Washington: 'We're not going away'
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Taking offense at industry-destroying legislation, coal industry members from several counties filled four buses Thursday and headed toward Washington.


Southern Maryland News (Fri 26 Jun, 2009)
Mill Creek water quality study to continue
Staff quoted: Walt Boynton
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At its weekly meeting on Tuesday, June 23, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously and emphatically for the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to continue in 2009 its annual study on the water quality of Mill Creek. The study has taken place every year since 1987, except for 1989.


The Associated Press (Thu 25 Jun, 2009)
EPA: agency must improve surface mining regulation
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Regulators must figure out if a common method of surface coal mining is damaging Appalachian watersheds, but may be unable to do so, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said during congressional testimony Thursday.


The Charleston (WV) Gazette (Thu 25 Jun, 2009)
Mountaintop removal damage 'irreversible,': Senate hears DEP official only witness to defend practice
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mountaintop removal coal mining is causing "immense and irreversible" damage to Appalachian hills, streams and forests, members of a U.S. Senate subcommittee were told Thursday.


West Virginia Media (Thu 25 Jun, 2009)
Mountaintop Mining Debate Reaches Capitol Hill: Hundreds of West Virginians flock to Washington, D.C., to listen to a hearing about the future of the controversial mining practice.
Staff quoted: Margaret Palmer
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The battle over mountain top mining left the courthouses and went to the U.S. Capitol today. Hundreds of West Virginians from both sides of the debate gathered in Washington, D.C., June 25 for a Senate subcommittee hearing about the environmental impacts of mountaintop mining.


The Baltimore Sun (Wed 24 Jun, 2009)
Lawmakers get lesson on global warming and the bay: With House vote looming, Chesapeake serves as site for hearing
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Warning that the water is rising in the Chesapeake Bay, scientists and activists urged Tuesday that Congress act to reduce climate-warming pollution that threatens to flood bayfront communities and worsen the fish-suffocating "dead zones" that plague North America's largest estuary.


The Baltimore Sun (Wed 24 Jun, 2009)
'Sustainable' dairy farmer shows big gain
Staff quoted: Connie Musgrove
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Ron Holter likes to say he's farming as God intended, without pesticides on the grass fields or hormones or antibiotics in the cows. But visitors to his organic dairy farm west of Frederick on Tuesday also heard about how the Earth, animals, consumers - and his pocketbook - are also benefiting.


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