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Environmental Politics

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  • Lighting the way on climate change

    Lighting the way on climate change
    The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary — and have been in the works for years — that it's difficult to even think of them as...
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation responds to Craig's 'rain tax' repeal effort [Letter]

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation responds to Craig's 'rain tax' repeal effort [Letter]
    Editor: Harford County Executive David R. Craig wants to roll back state environmental laws that protect the Chesapeake Bay. He says it's not clear in his mind that these laws have been effective. The facts are indisputable: our efforts to decrease...
  • Conservative extremism is not the answer

     Conservative extremism is not the answer
    There are more than a few reasons why I dislike conservative politics. Texas, which gave us Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, John Cornyn and Louis Gomert, among others, decides not to fund Obamacare, the law of the land, because constituents there want it...
  • Storm-water fee repeal push seen in Annapolis

    Storm-water fee repeal push seen in Annapolis
    A leading legislator expects a "very strong push" to repeal Maryland's storm-water fee law when lawmakers return to Annapolis in January, but vows to fight any rollback. Del. Maggie McIntosh, who chairs the House Environmental Matters Committee, told...
  • The trees at Leakin Park

    The trees at Leakin Park
    Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...
  • A victory for the Chesapeake Bay

     A victory for the Chesapeake Bay
    As highlighted in "A Victory for the Chesapeake" (Sept. 19), Pennsylvania Judge Sylvia Rambo recently issued a thoughtful ruling in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to enforce the Clean Water Act. After a challenge by the...
  • Harbor Point environmental questions [Commentary]

    Harbor Point environmental questions [Commentary]
    At a recent public meeting, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Honeywell International and Beatty Development Group made formal presentations focused on environmental concerns associated...
  • Harbor Point does not need more studies [Letter]

    Harbor Point does not need more studies [Letter]
    The recent commentary, "Harbor Point environmental questions," (Dec. 2), may lead The Sun's readers to believe that additional studies are necessary before work can begin on the proposed redevelopment there. In fact, these suggested studies have nothing...
  • Curbs on upwind air pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind air pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from outside their borders, saying emissions from the Midwest and South are hurting their residents' health and their economies. The...
  • Curbs on upwind pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from beyond their borders, saying their residents' health and their economies are being hurt by smog-forming emissions from the Midwest...
  • Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home

    Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home
    Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing." Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
  • EPA moves to curb woodstove pollution

    EPA moves to curb woodstove pollution
    The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to reduce harmful air pollution from woodstoves and heaters, proposing to phase in tighter emission standards for new units. The announcement was welcomed by Maryland environmental officials, who had...