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Frostburg State University Highlighted in 2016 Sustainable Campus Index PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:24

Frostburg State University has been highlighted in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index in the Investment & Finance section for its efforts in advancing sustainability in higher education through the creation of the Student Sustainability Fee, which was voted on by the FSU Student Government Association.

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from colleges and universities that submitted a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report in the 12 months before July 1, 2016. FSU was also recognized for achieving a STARS Silver Rating from AASHE.

“I’m glad that AASHE recognized the foresight ...

 
Frostburg Vows to Advance Fracking Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Powell   
Monday, 24 October 2016 07:19

Frostburg Vows to Advance Fracking Ban After Citizens Deliver More than 600 Petitions, Rally Ahead of City Council Meeting

In response to broad public support, city leaders commit to holding a work session to review and move forward on ordinance proffered by Frack-Free Frostburg

frostburgfrackingbanFROSTBURG, Md. — More than 130 city residents, business owners, students, faith leaders and health professionals rallied this evening in Frostburg and testified before the City Council to show the broad citizen support for introducing and passing a city ordinance to ban fracking. In response, city leaders committed to moving forward on action.

The citizen-led group Frack-Free Frostburg delivered more than 600 petitions signed by residents and a letter signed by 24 local businesses ...

 
Frostburg Residents to Rally for Local Ban on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Powell   
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:19

 

Citizens will deliver more than 500 petitions from residents and local businesses; speakers include leaders from other Western Md. towns that have banned fracking

 

FROSTBURG, Md. — Dozens of Frostburg residents will rally this Thursday and testify before the Frostburg City Council to press for local action to ban fracking, a dangerous form of gas drilling proven to cause air and water pollution and serious health problems.

 

Citizens will don “Frack-Free Frostburg” t-shirts and rally ahead of Thursday’s City Council meeting with an actual “ban wagon,” urging their city councilmembers to get on board to protect local drinking water, businesses, and public health and safety.

 

At the City Council meeting, community ...

 
FSU to Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month with Guest Speaker PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 17 October 2016 10:15

Josh Tulkin, director of the Maryland Sierra Club chapter, believes students play a critical role in the environmental movement. Visiting Frostburg State University to discuss a clean energy future and sustainability, Tulkin has displayed leadership in the passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Bill, the expansion of the Maryland Wildlands Program, the adoption of the 2015 Fracking Moratorium and the 2016 Pollinator Protection Act. His discussion will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Compton Science Center room 226.

Tulkin’s duty with the Sierra Club includes overseeing campaigns, fundraising and membership in Maryland. Sierra Club’s Maryland Chapter focuses on protecting the state’s natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, sponsoring ...

 
MDE Submits Regulatory Action on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Department of Environment   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:34
On Monday, September 26, 2016, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted a regulatory action to the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee. The purpose of the action is to update the regulations governing the exploration and production of oil and gas to address technologies that were not typically employed in Maryland when the existing regulations were adopted, including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The draft regulations will ensure that any exploration and production of oil and gas is conducted in a manner protective of public health, safety, the environment, and natural resources. Following AELR Committee review, the regulatory proposal will be published in the Maryland Register and be open for public comment ...
 
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