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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's governor says he doesn't want his state included in a new review of an oil and gas leasing program on the outer continental shelf.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Thursday released a letter he sent last week to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The agency is conducting a review of the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The shelf includes areas off the coast of Virginia.

Snow Headed Our Way

Jan 22, 2015
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Get ready for the snow.

Northern Delaware is expected to see a wintry mix of rain and sleet beginning Friday night and into Saturday with an expected two to five inches.

There should be less in the Kent and Sussex counties.

The National Weather Service says that storm is expected to dump the heaviest snow of the season reaching from the Mid-Atlantic region into the Northeast.

The Southwest and Texas have already seen snow.

  

 

BALTIMORE (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says releases of toxic air pollutants were down in 2011 in the Mid-Atlantic region.

And the federal agency says cleaner power plants are part of the reason.

The EPA says releases were down 13.8 percent in 2011 in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia compared to 2010. Nationwide, total toxic air releases dropped 8 percent from 2010.