| Jul 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Good news about the Chesapeake Bay used to be as scant as oyster harvests. But in the past few years, headlines have brightened. The six bay states andWashington, D.C., all agreed to implement a blueprint for cleaning up the bay and its tributaries. The...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:30 AM
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has allowed environmental groups to appeal RG Steel's plan to limit its investigation of potential toxic contamination in the waters surrounding Sparrows Point.
While bankruptcy filings normally put all litigation on hold, U....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Executive Director Alison Prost mentioedn some good ideas in her recent op-ed, but what's more important is what she didn't say ("New pollution regulations aren't enough for the Chesapeake Bay," July 15).
She didn't mention, for...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other environmental groups have urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal government's plan for reducing pollution fouling the estuary.
The lawsuit filed in 2011 by the American Farm...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Labor unions that represent government workers — and some Maryland Democrats — criticized the budget President Barack Obama unveiled Monday for cutting $27 billion in federal employee pensions while offering what they called a modest, half-...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley appealed to lawmakers Tuesday to adopt his "moderate" and "reasonable" proposal to curb development on septic systems, warning that unless sprawl is reined in the state's "Christmas future" would include loss of farmland and forests...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Millions of tons of one of theChesapeake Bay'slargest sources of pollution continue to be dumped onto farm lands without proper regulation. Farm animals produce 44 million tons of manure annually in the bay watershed, and most of it is collected and...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Residents of Baltimore City and some suburban counties should know they could well see their sewer rates increase significantly in order to pay for the upgrade of the giant Back River sewage plant if the state legislature doesn't approve the proposed...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Robert Tomkies raced yachts in his native New Zealand, with a reputation respectable enough to be hired to work for a fellow named Ted Turner. But as Tomkies' dreams grew, so did his family, until he figured that he had to do something else to take care...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Talk about grading the graders. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation took issue Monday with the Environmental Protection Agency's rating of the bay pollution cleanup plan drawn up by Maryland officials.
The Annapolis-based environmental group agreed with the...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:34 PM
The O'Malley administration is proposing a regulation that in most of the state would require builders of new homes using septic systems to install more costly models that reduce water pollution.
The Maryland Department of the Environment acknowledges...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
More crabs to catch and fewer rules by which to catch 'em.
That'd be the Holy Grail for Chesapeake watermen. It's why top crabbers in Maryland, from Havre de Grace to Smith Island, have been traveling monthly, for the past 18 months, to long and...