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Maryland Gives Nod to Nation's Second And Third Offshore Wind Farms

"Maryland waters could be home to some of the nation's first — and by far its largest — offshore wind farms after the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved ratepayer subsidies to support a pair of projects off the coast of Ocean City."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/12/2017
May 9, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Blue Vision Summit

The 2017 Summit will convene in Washington, D.C., where ocean and youth leaders from 150 marine organizations, and national and internation partners, will discuss offshore drilling and spilling, plastic and other forms of ocean pollution, defending coasts at risk from sea-level rise and climate denial, and more.

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Million Of Chickens, Turkeys, & Cows Making A Mess Of The Shenandoah

"As he paddled Virginia’s Shenandoah River on a hot day last July, Mark Frondorf came upon a father and two children. “They were just tubing down the river, just two little munchkins, happy as can be,” he said. It was a idyllic sight — except for the herd of cows Frondorf noticed wading on the water’s edge nearby."

Source: Washington Post, 04/26/2017
April 27, 2017

Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era: A Discussion with ELI

In response to the growing demand for unbiased answers and analysis on how deregulatory initiatives by the new Administration and Congress will impact environmental protection, governance, and the rule of law, the Environmental Law Institute's special report addressing the issues will be discussed by the authors at this Noon-1:30 p.m. event in Washington, DC (and via webinar). Open to the public; free registration required.

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Review Of Dominion Power's Chesapeake Site Leaves Out Most Of Coal Ash

"State lawmakers this week agreed to stretch out a regulatory review of Dominion Virginia Power’s plan to permanently store coal ash at four sites, including in Chesapeake. ... But assessments planned by Dominion to help state regulators decide next year if the cap-in-place proposals are still sound may not include most of the ash stored at the Chesapeake site, the company has indicated."

Source: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 04/07/2017
April 24, 2017

DEADLINE: NPF "Understanding the Environmental Stakes" Fellowship

The National Press Foundation is offering all-expenses-paid fellowships for a four-day training program for journalists, Jun 18-21 in Washington, DC. Issues to be examined: how  proposed budget cuts and changes at the U.S. EPA and elsewhere could affect the environment;  water use out West; the latest scientific research on the environment; the outlook for clean energy and climate treaties; how to find and use the best data to underscore your reporting on the environment; and more. Apply by Apr 24.

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