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Environmental Politics

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  • Natural gas bleeds into gubernatorial campaign

    Natural gas bleeds into gubernatorial campaign
    The controversy over exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay has become an issue in the race for Maryland's State House, at least among the Democratic candidates for governor. Saying the environmental costs are too high, Montgomery County...
  • 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...
  • New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]

    New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]
    Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
  • 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...
  • Protect endangered air [Editorial]

    The Washington-Baltimore region is ranked worst on the East Coast for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. The common air pollutant shortens lives, and its presence causes those alerts when children, the sick and the elderly are warned to stay indoors....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Shutdown postpones meeting on Harbor Point contamination

    Shutdown postpones meeting on Harbor Point contamination
    A meeting to address residents' concerns over environmental hazards on the site of the proposed Harbor Point development has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown. The meeting had been scheduled for Monday at neighbors' demands, but...