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  • Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants

    Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants
    Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings...
  • Dockworker sues ship owner for $5.2 million after coal pier collision

    A CSX Transportation dockworker who says he suffered disabling injuries last August when a tanker collided with a Curtis Bay pier has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the shipping company. David Rienas of Abingdon was...
  • Greener power

    Greener power
    For all the hysteria generated by climate-change deniers over how reducing greenhouse gas emissions would be disastrous for consumers and the economy, Maryland and the other eight states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are demonstrating that...
  • Coal-ash pollution at three Maryland landfills to be cleaned up

    The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those...
  • Clearing Beijing's air

    Clearing Beijing's air
    Ever wonder what life in the United States would be like without a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? The people of China have gotten a whiff of what happens when there are minimal pollution controls, and they are choking on it. That the air in...
  • 'Billy Elliott the Musical' warms hearts at Hippodrome

    'Billy Elliott the Musical' warms hearts at Hippodrome
    A British coal mining strike in 1984 seems like a rather sooty setting for an inspirational story, but that gave audiences all the more reason to root for a miner's son who aspires to be a ballet dancer in the 2000 movie "Billy Elliot." Its theatrical...
  • Coal magnate fires workers to spite Obama

    For Murray Energy Co. CEO Robert Murray to blame President Obama for the company's decision to lay off 150 employees at coal plants in Ohio makes Mr. Murray both inaccurate and mean-spirited ("Coal exec fires 150 workers, blaming Obama's win," Nov. 11)....
  • Group says two power plants polluting Baltimore's air

    Group says two power plants polluting Baltimore's air
    While Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, at least one environmental group thinks it could be cleaner still.  The Sierra Club released a report this week contending that two power plants in the area - C.P. Crane in Baltimore...
  • Derailment victims recalled as 'great students, great people'

    Derailment victims recalled as 'great students, great people'
    In the year that he has lived on Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Jim VanHeel has seen flooding, a deadly shooting at a nearby church and, early Tuesday morning, a fatal train derailment. "It seems like something is always happening," he said. The...
  • Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety

    Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety
    As cleanup crews and investigators focus on the aftermath of a coal train derailment that killed two college students in Ellicott City, some officials are looking at new ways to keep people off the tracks that run through the historic district. Hours...
  • Time to shutter coal-fired power plants

    I applaud the Maryland Sierra Club for taking a stand against the C.P. Crane and H.A. Wagner coal-fired power plants. It is high time for Maryland to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Retiring the Crane and Wagner plants is a...
  • Coal terminal operator pays pollution fine

    A Baltimore coal terminal operator has agreed to pay a $34,600 penalty and settle pollution violations alleged by the Environmental Protection Agency. Federal regulators contend that CNX Marine Terminals at 3800 Newgate Ave. near the northern entrance to...