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Environmental Politics

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  • Talk about environmental justice in Baltimore

    Talk about environmental justice in Baltimore
    How can Baltimoreans "strive for environmental justice for all citizens, particularly in the face of climate change?" That's one of the central questions to be tackled Thursday evening at a forum put on by the Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks &...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem
    Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report, but summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country. Despite strides made virtually...
  • 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...
  • Harbor Point developers get key approval from environmental regulators

    Harbor Point developers get key approval from environmental regulators
    Environmental regulators gave a key approval to Harbor Point developers Thursday, but said they need to review more data before work that would open a currently-closed toxic waste site can start. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland...
  • 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...
  • The heat is on [Editorial]

    The heat is on  [Editorial]
    Rising sea levels and more severe weather may be the two effects of climate change that have gotten the most press, but as the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the impact will be far more widespread and...
  • O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]

    O'Malley: Md.'s commitment to open space remains strong [Letter]
    In a recent Sun article calling on me, and Maryland's legislature to reaffirm our longstanding commitment to parks, playgrounds, trails and fields ("Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1), Dan Rodricks does a good job of spotlighting an...
  • 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...
  • 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...