Maryland Environment

  • Proposals to purify, expand Maryland's renewable energy supply fail

    Proposals to purify, expand Maryland's renewable energy supply fail

    Environmentalists presented the Maryland General Assembly with two options this year: Double the state’s renewable energy requirement to supplying half of the electricity Marylanders use, or go even further and aim to eliminate all dependence on fossil fuels. Lawmakers in the House of Delegates...

  • 'Clamming' operations continue at Conowingo Dam to remove river debris

    'Clamming' operations continue at Conowingo Dam to remove river debris

    Efforts continue at Conowingo Dam to remove the unusually large river debris field that has piled up this winter behind the Harford County side of the dam. The collection of wood, plastic, metal and other detritus coming down the Susquehanna River from the north is the most in 20 years, according...

  • Five arrested in State House sit-in to protest Potomac River gas pipeline

    Five arrested in State House sit-in to protest Potomac River gas pipeline

    Five people were arrested on the Maryland State House steps Wednesday during a sit-in to protest a natural gas pipeline proposed to run beneath the Potomac River. The protesters were blocking the main entrance to the State House, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to block the project and end his support...

  • Fear of invasion by lanternflies kills Maryland bill to ban a pesticide

    Fear of invasion by lanternflies kills Maryland bill to ban a pesticide

    Fearful that President Donald Trump’s environmental regulators weren’t taking action against a harmful pesticide, Maryland lawmakers vowed to step in this year by proposing a state ban on the chemical. But then along came the spotted lanternfly — that terrifying invasive species that sucks the...

  • A proposal to make Maryland the first state to ban polystyrene foam is facing rejection

    A proposal to make Maryland the first state to ban polystyrene foam is facing rejection

    Just as Baltimore approved a ban on polystyrene foam food containers, a General Assembly proposal to prohibit the materials from restaurants and schools across Maryland appears in peril. A House of Delegates committee voted it down Friday, and a Senate panel raised concerns about it Tuesday. The...

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