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  • Md. must enforce stormwater controls [Letter]

    Md. must enforce stormwater controls [Letter]
    In a letter to the editor ("Md. leads the region in reducing stormwater runoff," Jan. 10), Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert Summers took issue with concerns I expressed earlier in The Sun ("Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls," Jan. 3). At issue is a program which could halt the loss of 68 miles of Maryland waterways each year and eventually restore 4,600 miles polluted by past growth.
  • Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls

    Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls
    Local governments are charged with enforcing state regulations limiting polluted runoff from new development, and the state is supposed to check on them. Only state officials acknowledge they aren't doing it. Environmental advocates say the lack of...

    For watermen, better data means fewer restrictions

    For watermen, better data means fewer restrictions
    If there's one thing nearly everybody in the Chesapeake Bay region can agree upon, it's that summer isn't summer without blue crabs. Unfortunately, this regional staple has experienced its share of problems over the past few years, impacting supply,...

    A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...

    O'Malley lobbies EPA to ease cruise ship pollution rule

    O'Malley lobbies EPA to ease cruise ship pollution rule
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has interceded with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Carnival Cruise Lines after the company threatened to pull its business from Baltimore over a pending air-quality regulation that would require large, ocean-...