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Bay Journal

Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer stood morosely on the deck of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory's research vessel Aquarius one hot morning in June 1988 as he was ferried up St. Leonard Creek, a tributary to Maryland's Patuxent River.

The Salisbury Daily Times

OCEAN CITY -- More than two miles of oil-blocking boom lie ready and waiting in Maryland Department of the Environment warehouses scattered across the state.

Southern Maryland News

Some preparations are being made to fight any oil that might make it into the Chesapeake Bay.

WJZ (Baltimore) Television

BOWLEYS QUARTERS, Md. ― Scientists think this may be one of the Chesapeake's healthiest summers in years.


The Environmental Protection Agency released data today from its first round of toxicity testing on dispersants that could be used on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

The Baltimore Business Journal

Gov. Martin O'Malley gathered state environmental and business leaders Tuesday to discuss the possibility that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could reach Maryland.

WJZ (Baltimore) Television

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - East coast states, including Maryland, have been keeping a worried eye on the oil spill. Alex DeMetrick reports Tuesday the governor--and Ocean City--received a fresh briefing.

WBOC (Salisbury) Television

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Maryland officials are preparing for the worst-case scenario if oil from the Gulf spill heads north to the Eastern Shore.

The Associated Press

OCEAN CITY — A scientifically and geographically detailed assessment of the health of the ecosystem will be released Wednesday by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and others.

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog

As if the Gulf of Mexico doesn't have enough problems right now, scientists are predicting that a larger-than-average "dead zone" will form there this summer. The Chesapeake Bay, meanwhile, appears to be in line for one of its smallest areas of oxygen-starved water - though that doesn't necessarily mean it's well on the road to restoration.