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Environmental Politics

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  • Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]

    Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits [Commentary]
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy earlier this month announced plans to lower the carbon emissions from our antiquated coal-fired power plants 30 percent by 2030. Much of the justification for this has been focused on the need to...
  • Carbon rules can work [Editorial]

    Carbon rules can work  [Editorial]
    Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
  • EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat

    EPA defends enforcement plan, as critics see retreat
    Can the Chesapeake Bay get cleaned up faster if the environmental cops spend less time on the beat, but focus on the worst polluters and count on the rest to get the message? That's essentially what the Environmental Protection Agency proposes to do...
  • Breathing easier [Editorial]

    The American Lung Association's latest ranking for U.S. cities with the worst air pollution rates the Baltimore-Washington area ninth worst for ground-level ozone, exceeded only by smog-shrouded regions of California and Texas. No other community on the...
  • New Gansler ad highlights 2007 bay cleanup agreement

    New Gansler ad highlights 2007 bay cleanup agreement
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler highlights Maryland’s role in ┬áChesapeake Bay cleanup efforts in a new ad that will begin airing tomorrow in his campaign for governor. In a second ad, Gansler pledges “to lift up all of our kids” if...
  • Climate change threat hits close to home for Md. [Letter]

    Climate change threat hits close to home for Md. [Letter]
    Maryland's coastal zones are the lifeblood of our state and especially vulnerable to sea level. That's why the terrifying news of the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet melt hits particularly close to home ("Historic sites face climate threats," May...
  • More land on Spring Grove campus in Catonsville may be for sale

    More land on Spring Grove campus in Catonsville may be for sale
    A 21.9-acre parcel of land on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville may soon be up for sale. The Maryland Department of Planning has recommended that the land, which is zoned for office technology and lies adjacent to Interstate 695, be...
  • Harbor Point gets final green light

    Harbor Point gets final green light
    Environmental regulators said Thursday that they gave the final go-ahead for construction of the Harbor Point project, allowing the developer to begin driving pilings next week for a new Exelon Corp. office tower at the former factory site laced with...
  • 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...
  • New water wheel joins fight against harbor trash

    New water wheel joins fight against harbor trash
    With debris from last week's deluge still littering the Inner Harbor, a big new weapon is poised to take on the rafts of floating trash that routinely gross out Baltimore's waterfront visitors and residents alike. A "water wheel" designed to scoop up...
  • A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]

    A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]
    The legal blogosphere was buzzing last month with the discovery of a major gaffe in a Supreme Court decision that had just been released. What attracted all the attention was not so much the substance of the error — misrepresenting the position of...
  • Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination

    Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination
    The would-be developers of a residential neighborhood in Frederick are suing the federal government over alleged groundwater contamination from neighboring Fort Detrick. Waverley View Investors LLC, which owns 92 acres near the long-standing center for...