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Frontier Group's latest report takes a closer look at the risks of drilling in and extracting gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale -- and how close...

May 6, 2011 Blog Post
The Potential for Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods to Protect Open Space and Reduce Global Warming Pollution

Global warming and the loss of open space are two of the largest environmental challenges facing Maryland. The creation of compact neighborhoods near transit stations...

Jan 15, 2010 Report
The Million Acres Initiative and the Need to Protect North Carolina's Open Spaces

North Carolina is renowned for its natural beauty, but rapid development over the past several decades has threatened some of its most treasured open spaces....

Jan 15, 2010 Report
Land Consumption in Maryland After a Decade of “Smart Growth”

Maryland established itself as a leader in the promotion of “smart growth” following the adoption of several cutting-edge policies in the late 1990s. But weaknesses...

Mar 15, 2009 Report
Lessons From States' Efforts to Fund Open Space Protection

America’s natural places represent an important part of our national heritage, but millions of acres of land have been lost in recent years to sprawling...

Sep 26, 2008 Report
Failures in Limiting Development Along the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays

Pollution from a variety of sources, coupled with the rampant destruction of coastal wetlands, has degraded water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, harming wildlife and...

Feb 26, 2008 Report
Threats Facing Seven of Maryland's Most Special Places

The failure to fund Maryland’s successful land conservation programs over the last few years has scaled back preservation efforts and threatened the state's unspoiled farms...

Sep 26, 2006 Report
The Value of Land Conservation in Georgia

For decades, planning and growth around Atlanta has encouraged and abetted sprawl and discouraged land conservation. Conventional wisdom held that land preservation, while offering important...

Jun 26, 2006 Report
How Low-Impact Development Can Reduce Runoff Pollution in Michigan

In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that irresponsible land use must be controlled in order to restore and protect Michigan waterways and...

Oct 26, 2005 Report
The Benefit of Growing Greener Funding for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania created the Growing Greener program to provide funding to protect farms, forests and open space from sprawling development. Stronger Economies, Stronger Communities: The Benefits...

May 26, 2005 Report

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