Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"New Center To Set Stringent Standards for Fracking in East"

"WASHINGTON — A coalition of energy companies, environmentalists and Pennsylvania-based philanthropies announced Wednesday the creation of a center that would provide more stringent standards for fracking and natural gas development in the Eastern United States."

Source: McClatchy-Tribune, 03/21/2013

"Fracking's 'Revolving Door' Draws a Warning"

"Many of Pennsylvania's policymakers, regulators and enforcement workers have come from the oil and gas industry they oversee, or they leave state jobs for industry jobs, according to a recent report that questions the impacts of such a "revolving door" on public policy decisions."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 03/11/2013

"High Court Throws Out $1B Fraud Verdict in Exxon Leak Case"

"Maryland's highest court on Tuesday struck down the bulk of a fraud case against ExxonMobil Corp. stemming from an underground gasoline leak in Baltimore County, reversing most of $1.65 billion in judgments and dealing a stunning blow to hundreds of families."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 02/27/2013

"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


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