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Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas

The Dec. 6 editorial on offshore drilling, "On second thought," suggested that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar failed to "explain the reversal for the Atlantic Coast," where "Democratic and Republican governors of Virginia have expressed support for careful exploration." If Mr....

By Nathan Lott, Richmond  | December 10, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama

The moaning was loud last week when President Obama banned offshore oil drilling on the East Coast until 2017. Politicians of both parties, from Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.,) to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R),...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 9, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Toll mania in Hampton Roads?

Virginia's skin-flint nature has always called for tolls on roads. Now proposals to solve Hampton Roads' special transportation problems could mean more tolls than residents ever imagined possible. Virginia's road and bridge needs total some $100 billion, and the...

By Peter Galuszka  | December 8, 2010; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A cleaner bay begins with cleaner farms

In the Nov. 11 Metro article “Potomac River report cites farms and forests,” Valerie Connelly, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Farm Bureau, obscured the facts about how to clean up the Potomac River when she said, “We need to figure...

By Hilary Kirwan, Washington  | November 20, 2010; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay, HotTopic, Maryland, Virginia  
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Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia

There's a movement afoot in the Old Dominion to bring in riverboat gambling to help rescue transportation finances. Let's hope it springs a leak. Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick thinks that bringing in water-borne gambling palaces would be a...

By Peter Galuszka  | November 19, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Google's winds of change in Virginia

The timing couldn't be more revealing. Just as Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, pushing his goal of making Virginia "the Energy Capital of the East Coast," was set to open a hydrocarbon-heavy lineup at a two-day energy conference in Richmond,...

By Peter Galuszka  | October 13, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Is financing delaying a Va. coal-fired power plant?, Peter Galuszka , September 9, 2010
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , June 21, 2010
A gulf-size crisis in the Chesapeake, washingtonpost.com editors , June 4, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
Saving trees on the Chesapeake's shores, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
Backsliding on the bay?, washingtonpost.com editors , April 5, 2010
The 'war' on Chesapeake pollution, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
Maryland makes gains for the Chesapeake Bay, washingtonpost.com editors , March 8, 2010
The message in a beetle, washingtonpost.com editors , January 28, 2010
The Lifestyle Behind the Bay's Decline, Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
Stop Killing the Chesapeake's Mute Swans, Vince Rinehart , June 1, 2009
A Bay Full of Broken Promises, Gina Acosta , May 22, 2009
 
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