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We should all have reservations about insult to VA tribes

It’s getting harder these days to overlook or dismiss all of the hype and hoopla for Virginia’s Celebration 2007, the elaborate, statewide event that will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown. The task is made...

One person's wastewater is another person's resource

We are all comfortable with a certain style, a familiar routine and following well-worn paths where thousands have gone before. Thinking outside the box, taking a risk or going alone are not things that most of us do naturally. And, this is...

Research examines ecological impact of menhaden.

The high percentage of Chesapeake Bay striped bass in poor nutritional condition raises concern about the declining forage base for all predator species using the Bay, including the common loon. During 1997 and 1998, more than 60 percent of...

Proposed reservoir opens floodgate of opposition

What is causing another civil war in Virginia - pitting the urban area of Newport News against the small rural communities in King William and King and Queen? Why are King and Queen supervisors fighting King William County? What is united...

Let's clear the air on jobs vs. environment debate

LTV Steel Company's recent decision to close its Pittsburgh Works coke ovens in Hazelwood reignited an old debate - do environmental regulations cost U.S. workers jobs? The answer, in a word, is "no." Study after study has clearly shown...

Bay cleanup effort needs good laws, not good will

What will it take before state and EPA officials realize that voluntary programs are failing to clean up the Chesapeake Bay? The recent article in the July-August Bay Journal and the follow-up by Mr. Matuszeski regarding the development of...

Sprawl

In the years after World War II, U.S. veterans and their young families rushed from city rowhouses to newly built suburban tract homes in search of green lawns, wide streets and their piece of the American dream. This flight continues to this...

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