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  • Environmental groups seek Bay lawsuit dismissal

    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...
  • Proposal would require best septic technology

    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...
  • Federal grants to boost Bay pollution trading efforts

    The Chesapeake Bay region's fledgling pollution "trading" programs are getting an infusion of federal funds aimed at encouraging farmers to participate. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it's awarding five grants totaling $2.6 $2....
  • New pollution regulations aren't enough for the Chesapeake Bay

    New pollution regulations aren't enough for the Chesapeake Bay
    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...
  • Court clears environmental appeal in Sparrows Point cleanup

    Court clears environmental appeal in Sparrows Point cleanup
    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....
  • The single most important thing people can do to save the bay

    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...
  • 'Mahogany tide' of algae turning harbor murky

    'Mahogany tide' of algae turning harbor murky
    Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The bloom is somewhat...
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation to appeal Sparrows Point ruling

    Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that the owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill need only do a limited search for offshore pollution from the plant. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its legal partners, including the...
  • Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs

    Study: Pollution trading could trim bay cleanup costs
    Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others. The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
  • Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings

    Bay pollution trading stirs mixed feelings
    Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay?  Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it? A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
  • Coalition releases anti-ICC report

    Gearing up for a fight over Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s top transportation priority, a coalition of environmental groups said a new highway is the worst of six alternatives for relieving traffic congestion in the Washington suburbs, according to a report...
  • Education center-resort rising quietly at Elk Neck

    Trucks rumble through the waterfront state park at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay. Machines are digging drainage ponds and trenches for pipes. A 15,000- square-foot dining hall with a water view is rising amid the evergreens, its angled roofline -...