Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

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"Md. Fracking Regulations Include Enhanced Buffers Around Wells"

"Maryland’s long-awaited fracking regulations would ban drilling in three watersheds in Western Maryland and require extensive safeguards around drilling sites, protections that Secretary of the Environment Ben H. Grumbles called 'the most stringent' in the country."

Source: Wash Post, 09/29/2016

Va. OKs Coal-Ash Water Permit For Chesterfield Plant; Enviros Object

"The State Water Control Board unanimously approved a complex and expansive permit Thursday that will allow Dominion Virginia Power to drain millions of gallons of wastewater from the coal ash ponds at its Chesterfield Power Station, the largest fossil fuel plant in Virginia, then treat it and discharge it into the James River."

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 09/23/2016

PA: "Could Shell’s Ethane Cracker Erase Recent Gains in Air Quality?"

"Officials around [Pennsylvania] are optimistic about the impact of Shell’s new ethane cracker on the local economy. It will bring thousands of construction jobs to western Pennsylvania and 600 permanent ones once it’s built along the Ohio River in Beaver County. The plant will produce 1.6 million tons of plastic a year out of the region’s natural gas."

Source: Allegheny Front, 09/13/2016

"Hermine Expected To Weaken As It Lingers Offshore"

"Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could continue to impact areas from New York to southern New England with pounding waves, coastal flooding and beach erosion before it moves out to sea."

Source: AP, 09/06/2016

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