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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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....
  • Harbor Point construction could begin by end of the month

    Harbor Point construction could begin by end of the month
    Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project in Baltimore could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals. Harbor Point...
  • Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles [Commentary]

    Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles [Commentary]
    In a commentary published March 6 in The Baltimore Sun, Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride?, the authors, both of the Food & Water Watch organization, claim that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the "bay'...
  • City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement

    City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement
    Neighborhood streets far from downtown will receive regular street sweeping for the first time starting next month. But residents won't see signs telling them when to move their cars off the street. They also won't face fines or towing for failure to do...
  • Gas prices in Maryland at six-month high as spring arrives

    Gas prices in Maryland at six-month high as spring arrives
    Gas prices in Maryland reached a six-month high of $3.54 per gallon on Friday, a price last seen at local pumps in September, according to AAA. Increases in gas prices are common at the start of spring. Friday's statewide average price of gas is 7...
  • Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort

    Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort
    Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore'...
  • 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...
  • The pro-pollution AGs [Editorial]

    The pro-pollution AGs  [Editorial]
    The cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has posed an extraordinary challenge. It has taken decades of effort, cost billions of dollars and required shared sacrifice from setting aside shoreline "buffer" strips to banning phosphate detergents. Now comes word...
  • Obama says he will tighten fuel standards for big trucks

    Obama says he will tighten fuel standards for big trucks
    UPPER MARLBORO — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution...
  • Havre de Grace mayor recommends 15 percent water, sewer rate hike

    Havre de Grace mayor recommends 15 percent water, sewer rate hike
    With significantly less development and growth recently than anticipated in Havre de Grace, Mayor Wayne Dougherty is recommending a minimum increase of 15 percent in water and sewer rates to ensure the financial health of the city's water and sewer fund...
  • Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear

    Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear
    Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding...
  • Why are polluters getting discounts? [Commentary]

    Why are polluters getting discounts?  [Commentary]
    If you own a car in Maryland, you know the experience. Every two years, you get a light brown envelope from the Motor Vehicle Administration with a bill for your automobile registration fee — $77.50 per year as of July, and more if your vehicle...