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"Sandy's Wake Leaves Shore Birds in Dire Straits"

"When red knots descend on the beaches of Delaware Bay this spring famished from their marathon flight toward the Canadian Arctic from the tip of South America, the rosy-breasted shorebirds may find slim pickings instead of the feast of horseshoe crab eggs they count on to fuel the rest of their migration."

Source: AP, 02/04/2013

Enviros Threaten To Sue 3 Coal Plants for Polluting Chesapeake Rivers

"A trio of environmental groups warned Monday they would sue the operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland for allegedly discharging excessive amounts of nutrient pollution into Chesapeake Bay rivers and trying to mask their violations by transferring pollution 'credits' among facilities."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/29/2013

"A Desperate Try To Restock the Potomac’S Sturgeon"

"Believe it or not, there’s a Chesapeake Bay fish in even worse shape than the recovering striped bass, the troubled blue crab and even the imperiled bay oyster. The Atlantic sturgeon, pushed to the brink of extinction by overfishing and development, is little more than a memory in the Potomac River, ready for a spot in a museum."

Source: Wash Post, 01/28/2013

Report Finds Chesapeake Bay Contaminants Widespread, Severe in Spots

"A new federal report finds toxic contamination remains widespread in the Chesapeake Bay, with severe impacts in some places, which health and environmental advocates say lends support to their push in Annapolis for legislative action on pesticides and other hazardous chemicals."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/22/2013

J-Groups Urge Supreme Court To Toss Va. Ban on Out-of-State FOIA Requesters

Should state freedom-of-information laws disqualify people or organizations from out of state from getting government records? Led by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, some 53 news media groups have urged the US Supreme Court to say no.

"Coal-Ash Pollution at Three Maryland Landfills To Be Cleaned Up"

"The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those plants, according to court documents."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/14/2013

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