Maryland’s two U.S. senators say they are among a group of 40 senators calling on the Obama Administration to increase federal heating aid.
The drought is cutting so deeply into Maryland crops, the governor is asking the federal government to declare 14 counties drought disaster zones.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking federal officials for drought aid for 13 of the state’s 23 counties.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for Maryland, following the derecho storm on June 29.
A new report is calling for more federal aid for land conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.