Bay News for Saturday, February 28, 2015

US funds totaling $1.75 million to assist Va. farmers, further Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Associated Press 2/27/2015
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/35e04243d14342b997db9ce5825c6bd2/VA--Bay-Farming-Funds/

Maryland rockfish poacher could face prison term
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/26/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-hayden-sentencing-20150226-story.html#page=1

Hogan unveils phosphorus management regulations
The (Gaithersburg, Md.) Gazette 2/27/2015
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150227/NEWS/150229377/1045&source=RSS&template=gazette

Mixed Early Reviews On Governor’s PMT Proposal
The (Ocean City, Md.) Dispatch 2/26/2015
http://mdcoastdispatch.com/2015/02/26/mixed-early-reviews-on-governors-pmt-proposal/

Virginia receives federal grant to advance Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Augusta Free Press 2/26/2015
http://augustafreepress.com/virginia-receives-federal-grant-to-advance-chesapeake-bay-cleanup/

CBF, Stroud Water Center Applaud Introduction Of New Stream Buffer Bill
NorthCentralPA.com 2/26/2015
http://www.northcentralpa.com/feeditem/2015-02-26_cbf-stroud-water-center-applaud-introduction-new-stream-buffer-bill

5 Things To Look For In Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Next Week
NorthCentralPA.com 2/26/2015
http://www.northcentralpa.com/feeditem/2015-02-26_analysis-5-things-look-gov-wolf%E2%80%99s-budget-address-next-week

On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen are defended
The Washington Post 2/25/2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/on-tilghman-island-law-breaking-watermen-are-defended/2015/02/25/949fbca8-bd31-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html

MD manure-to-energy plant appears to be going nowhere
Bay Journal 2/25/2015
http://www.bayjournal.com/article/md_manure_to_energy_plant_appears_to_be_going_nowhere

Ag groups back Hogan's PMT
The (Easton, Md.) Star Democrat 2/25/2015
http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/news/state_regional/article_cf6bef12-5156-5d9a-b267-9ccf17c0631f.html

$1.6 Million in Grants for a Greener Maryland
The (Boulder, Colo.) Public News Service 2/25/2015
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-02-26/water/1-6-million-in-grants-for-a-greener-maryland/a44813-1

Polluters spending $5M to pollute Virginia politics
Augusta Free Press 2/25/2015
http://augustafreepress.com/environment-virginia-polluters-spending-5m-to-pollute-virginia-politics/

Chief Engineer Sentenced for Pollution
MarineLink.com 2/25/2015
http://www.marinelink.com/news/violations-sentenced386566.aspx

Environmental supports cheer regulations on chicken manure
Associated Press 2/24/2015
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/28191545/environmental-supports-cheer-regulations-on-chicken-manure

New review of menhaden stock reveals population is in good shape
Bay Journal 2/23/2015
http://www.bayjournal.com/article/new_review_of_menhaden_stock_reveals_population_is_in_good_shape

Opinion: Can't have cake & eat it
The Frederick (Md.) News-Post 2/26/2015
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/z/content_type/letters/can-t-have-cake-eat-it/article_fde7ece7-86da-59ba-93ec-26a1b2d74f71.html

Opinion: Hogan, like many in GOP, is committed to environment
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online 2/25/2015
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150225/OPINION/150229705/1084&template=southernMaryland

Opinion: Runoff fee at work across Maryland
The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 2/21/2015
http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-guest-column-south-river-20150221,0,4868087.story

Opinion: Female crab ban; Immigration threats; Economic growth
The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 2/20/2015
http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/letters/ph-ac-ce-letters-20150220-1,0,2190289.story

Opinion: Save the stormwater fee
The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 2/22/2015
http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-oped-armstrong-20150222,0,7857506.story

Opinion: City Farm, pet rescues, Chesapeake Bay, ethics, immigration
The (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press 2/20/2015
http://www.dailypress.com/news/opinion/letters/dp-nws-edt-letssat-0221-20150220-story.html

Opinion: Republicans are not good stewards of the Chesapeake
The (Gaithersburg, Md.) Gazette 2/19/2015
http://www.gazette.net/article/20150219/OPINION/150219165/1014/republicans-are-not-good-stewards-of-the-chesapeake&template=gazette

Opinion: Litter can kill animals
The (Camarillo, Cal.) Moorpark Acron 2/18/2015
http://www.mpacorn.com/news/2015-02-20/Pets/Litter_can_kill_animals.html

Opinion: Drowning in An Ocean of Misinformation?
Power Line 2/18/2015
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/02/drowning-in-an-ocean-of-misinformation.php

Opinion: Water pollution a result of overpopulation
VTDigger 2/18/2015
http://vtdigger.org/2015/02/18/george-plumb-water-pollution-result-overpopulation/

Opinion: The Environmental Threat of Atlantic Drilling Is Too Great
The New York Times 2/18/2015
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/02/18/resuming-offshore-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-the-atlantic/the-environmental-threat-of-atlantic-drilling-is-too-great

Opinion: A Long-Term Need for Oil Can Be Safely Met
The New York Times 2/18/2015
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/02/18/resuming-offshore-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-the-atlantic/a-long-term-need-for-oil-can-be-safely-met

Snow days ain't what they used to be
Federal News Radio 2/17/2015
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/20/3801354/Snow-days-aint-what-they-used-to-be

Opinion: Hogan’s budget may harm quality of life
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online 2/18/2015
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150218/OPINION/150219324/-1/section/news07/&template=southernMaryland

Opinion: Maryland rain tax
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/16/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-rain-tax-fertilizer-letter-20150216-story.html

Editorial: Maryland must hold the line on chicken manure
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/25/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-phosphorus-20150225-story.html

Editorial: Tilghman Island rockfish poaching
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/24/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-rockfish-20150224-story.html

Editorial: Larry Hogan rain tax repeal
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/11/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-rain-tax-20150211-story.html

Editorial: Balancing finances and the Bay
The (College Park, Md.) Diamondback 2/8/2015
http://www.diamondbackonline.com/opinion/article_b0d6c052-afed-11e4-8de1-2fbee9d613c3.html

Editorial: At one with the earth, at last
Rappahannock News 2/5/2015
http://www.rappnews.com/2015/02/05/editorial-at-one-with-the-earth-at-last/139593/

Editorial: Fully fund bay restoration projects
The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch 2/4/2015
http://www.richmond.com/opinion/our-opinion/article_9266720e-5bae-5572-b747-4bb970a6541f.html

Editorial: Dealing with fracking
The (Fredericksburg, Va.) Free Lance-Star 1/30/2015
http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-dealing-with-fracking/article_f6926a58-944d-5124-a76e-32578bc42182.html

Editorial: Obama administration wrong to approve Atlantic drilling
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 1/28/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-drilling-20150128-story.html

Editorial: Good news on water quality
The Kent County (Md.) News 1/28/2015
http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/opinion/queen_annes_county/editorial/article_bfc7bba8-24ce-55d4-a7c9-f701fe10d48c.html

Editorial: Hogan shelves chicken manure rules
The Frederick (Md.) News-Post 1/27/2015
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/z/content_type/editorials/hogan-shelves-chicken-manure-rules/article_e1158828-cc00-5eb6-9b95-ff9ab74fd924.html

Editorial: Baltimore County joins retreat on Chesapeake Bay cleanup
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 1/22/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-stormwater-20150122-story.html

Editorial: James too Critical to Let Slip Away
The (Lynchburg, Va.) News & Advance 1/22/2015
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/james-too-critical-to-let-slip-away/article_d504c08e-a1b3-11e4-a439-73984d05cfa0.html

Editorial: 'Rain tax' ripe for repeal?
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 1/20/2014
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/belair/ph-ag-edit-rain-tax-0121-20150120-story.html

Don't abandon smart growth and the Chesapeake Bay
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 1/15/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-smart-growth-20150115-story.html

Editorial: Bay's grade unworthy of cheer
The (Hampton Roads) Virginian-Pilot 1/15/15
http://hamptonroads.com/2015/01/bays-grade-unworthy-cheer

Blog: Water Reflections: A Traveler Stumbles Upon Dry Land
Triple Pundit 2/27/2015
http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/water-reflections-traveler-stumbles-upon-dry-land/

Blog: USGS study reveals sediment storage for Conowingo Dam nears capacity
Water Technology Online 2/26/2015
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169563-usgs-study-reveals-sediment-storage-for-conowingo-dam-nears-capacity

Blog: Legislature, Governor start debating a fix for phosphorus overload
Bay Journal 2/25/2015
http://www.bayjournal.com/blog/post/legislature_governor_start_debating_a_fix_for_phosphorus_overload

Blog: 5 tips for eco-friendly gardening
The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/25/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/chesapeake-home/ph-mg-cl-natural-gardening-20150225-story.html#page=1

Blog: Miller moves to drop 'rain tax' mandate
B'More Green 2/25/2015
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bal-miller-moves-to-repeal-rain-tax-mandate-makewaded-counties-instead-show-how-theyre-curbing-pollution-20150225-story.html

Blog: Enhanced phosphorus management regulations announced by Maryland Governor
Feedstuffs 2/25/2015
http://feedstuffs.com/story-enhanced-phosphorus-management-regulations-announced-maryland-governor-45-124481

Blog: 4 Acidic Ocean 'Hot Zones' That Threaten Oyster And Clam Populations
Popular Science 2/25/2015
http://www.popsci.com/4-hot-zones-where-oysters-and-clams-are-threatened-acidifying-oceans

Blog: Shellfish 'hot zones' hit hard by acidic oceans
Futurity 2/25/2015
http://www.futurity.org/shellfish-ocean-acidification-863302/

Blog: Climate change is really bad news if you like oysters, scallops and clams
The Washington Post 2/24/2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/24/climate-change-is-really-bad-news-if-you-like-oysters-scallops-and-clams/

Blog: Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels
Bay Area Bites 2/23/2015
http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2015/02/24/acidifying-waters-are-endangering-your-oysters-and-mussels/

Blog: Bio Environmental: Bridging the Gap Between the Agricultural Industry, the Environment and the Taxpayers
Baystreet 2/24/2015
http://www.baystreet.ca/articles.aspx?id=29369

Blog: Things Just Got Real: Communicating Research Results Is Serious Business
Maryland Sea Grant Fellowship Experiences 2/17/2015
http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/fellowship-experiences/things-just-got-real-communicating-research-results-serious-business

Blog: Photo Essay: Exploring the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Chesapeake Bay Program 2/23/2015
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/blog/post/photo_essay_exploring_the_harriet_tubman_underground_railroad_byway

Blog: Extreme February cold ices over most of Chesapeake Bay in rare event
The Washington Post 2/23/2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/02/23/extreme-february-cold-ices-over-most-of-chesapeake-bay-in-rare-event/

Blog: 12 of the most destructive invasive plants and animals in the United States
The Washington Post 2/23/2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/02/23/like-most-invasive-species-pythons-are-in-the-u-s-to-stay/

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