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  • BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]

    BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]
    By now, many people are aware that in order to opt out of a smart meter installation, an upfront fee of $75 — payable in three installations starting July 2014 — and an additional $11 to $17 per month will need to be paid, as ordered by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).
  • BGE: Smart meters are safe [Letter]

    BGE: Smart meters are safe [Letter]
    Since 2012, BGE has been upgrading its electric distribution system with technology that improves efficiency, reliability and safe operations for our 1.2 million customers. As BGE installs smart meters across our service area, we feel it is important...

    End the BGE protection racket [Letter]

    End the BGE protection racket [Letter]
    Jonathan Libber has hit the nail squarely upon its head ("BGE's 'protection money,'" May 19)! I am one of those who chose to opt out of this "gift" from the Maryland Public Service Commission. Allegedly, these "smart meters" will be a boon to the consumer...

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants
    As furniture makers move to phase out toxic, ineffective flame retardants, the chemical industry is waging an aggressive last-ditch campaign to preserve a lucrative market that reaches into virtually every American home. One of the world's leading...

    Mark Phelan: End in sight for pickup towing claim game

    The dramatic video that shows a 2015 Ford F-150 beating Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 pickups in a towing test should include an asterisk. Ford aced the test but it also wrote the questions and graded the exam. It's the last gasp of automakers' old...