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  • Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more
    Documentation of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been mounting, with fracking shown to cause earthquakes, and now, from a new study in "Environmental Health Perspectives," it's shown to coincide with a dramatic rise in indoor radon concentrations. The radon study's findings make sense, given that radon mostly rises up in soil gas from the Earth's crust, which is disturbed by fracking activity. The researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, who noted that radon is "the second-leading cause of lung cancer worldwide," analyzed state-collected data in Pennsylvania about indoor radon concentrations from 1989 to 2013, and found that locations where levels increased rapidly in the past decade were also where the fracking boom had arrived. In Maryland, where last year outgoing Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) decided to allow fracking, the General Assembly this session passed a two-year moratorium that awaits the signature of the pro-fracking new governor, Larry Hogan (R). (Van Smith)
  • Wandering Eye: Governments attack e-cigs, of course Ted Cruz likes country, and more

    Wandering Eye: Governments attack e-cigs, of course Ted Cruz likes country, and more
    The governments of the U.S. and California now have advertising campaigns to scare people away from using electronic cigarettes, even though science continues to confirm the vapor released by the battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices contain such a...

    Annapolis considers tossing the state-run, scandal-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center back into the city's hands

    Annapolis considers tossing the state-run, scandal-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center back into the city's hands
    State Del. John Cluster (R-Baltimore County) and state Sen. Michael Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick counties) have become experts on matters involving the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC), the city’s state-run jail that was ground zero in the...

    Maryland Senate committee supports task-force bill to study giving the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center back to Baltimore

    Maryland Senate committee supports task-force bill to study giving the state-owned Baltimore City Detention Center back to Baltimore
    No sooner had City Paper's current, yet-to-be-distributed edition gone to press than something critical happened involving one of its stories: The Maryland General Assembly bill that sought to transfer ownership and operation of the Baltimore City...

    Wandering Eye: Brian Frosh's legislative priority, BPD releases a shooting report, and more

    Wandering Eye: Brian Frosh's legislative priority, BPD releases a shooting report, and more
    The Baltimore Police Force Investigation Team has posted its report of a year-ago shooting of an armed robber who was caught while carrying a cash drawer out of a 7-Eleven. Here is the WBAL version of the original story. The officer, a 24-year veteran...