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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Articles

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  • A small win for polluters [Editorial]

    A small win for polluters  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, the General Assembly passed a law requiring Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions to begin imposing a stormwater fee to cover the costs of reducing pollution that results when rain sweeps dog droppings, pesticides, motor oil and other harmful...
  • New federal stream regulation defended

    New federal stream regulation defended
    A top Environmental Protection Agency official visited Baltimore Thursday to make the case for a new federal rule spelling out what streams and wetlands enjoy legal protection from development or disturbance. Nancy K. Stoner, acting assistant EPA...
  • Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...
  • Eat less chicken [Commentary]

    Eat less chicken [Commentary]
    The next time you stroll through your supermarket, take a breather by the poultry. Pick up a chicken and place the package in your cart. Next, walk over to the beverage aisle and put nine gallon-sized jugs of water next to the unfortunate bird. Finally,...
  • Domino Sugars sign goes solar

    Domino Sugars sign goes solar
    Think sunshine — not just sweetness — when you see the Domino Sugars sign lighting up the Inner Harbor at night. Solar panels have been installed on a rooftop at the sugar refinery off Key Highway to illuminate the neon fixture that's long...
  • Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute

    Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute
    Baltimore has joined with other major U.S. cities in defending the federal government's authority to impose a "pollution diet" on the Chesapeake Bay. New York City, with sign-ons from Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco,...
  • Habitat for Humanity helps new Edmondson Heights resident achieve her goal

    It's been one week since Tya Courtney moved into her new brick townhouse in Edmondson Heights and the smell of fresh paint is still in the air. The a 27-year-old single mother is now a homeowner, thanks to a program offered by nonprofit Habitat for...
  • For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court

    For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
  • Carnival comes back [Editorial]

    Carnival comes back  [Editorial]
    It seems strange to celebrate the return of a ship that hasn't left yet, but that's what the recent announcement that the Carnival Pride will be sailing out of Baltimore beginning in March of 2015 amounts to. Last summer, Carnival Cruise Lines announced...
  • Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay

    Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay
    New federal auto emission and fuel standards announced Monday should help clear Maryland's summer smog and even aid the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to state environmental officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the "Tier 3"...
  • EPA rule won't hurt Baltimore's port [Letter]

    EPA rule won't hurt Baltimore's port [Letter]
    My experience in the real world of ocean transportation does not agree with several of Stephen J. Brooks' assertions in his March 1 piece, "Rule could hurt port." International Maritime Organization regulations apply to all ships calling at all North...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....