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Congress Funds a Government Complete with Mining Policy Riders

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By Aaron Mintzes

January 24, 2014

If you really want to know the priorities our elected officials have, look how they spend money. Last week, Congress passed the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Bill to fund the Federal Government through September 30- the end of the fiscal year. Now, appropriators can fund the programs and agencies that help protect our communities and precious resources. A welcome improvement I think, since not too long ago, Congress shutdown the government and raised the specter of a debt default.

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Tagged with: clean water act, loopholes, fill, budget, appropriations, riders, bokan


New Maryland Legislative Session; New Hope for Progress

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By Aaron Mintzes

January 10, 2014

This week, the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) gaveled in its 434st legislative session. Election year sessions tend to signify nothing but sound and fury. However, this time around, legislators have an opportunity to demonstrate trend-setting leadership on hydraulic fracturing policy.

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Tagged with: fracking, maryland, moratorium, rcra, severance tax, wastewater, mizeur


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