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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'...
  • Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]

    Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]
    Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the...
  • Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate

    Perez confirmation vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate
    Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
  • Stormwater fees amount to taxation without representation

    Stormwater fees amount to taxation without representation
    I received my commercial property tax bill and cleverly concealed with no explanation was the much anticipated "rain tax" section of the bill. I knew it was going to be ugly, and so it was. I had already familiarized myself with the details. It was...
  • Gansler tries to move past race comments

    Gansler tries to move past race comments
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday tried to move past the fallout from his secretly recorded comments about his political opponent's ethnicity. Gansler hosted an environmental policy discussion on the Eastern Shore, but the...
  • Complaining about government when you're part of it rings a little hollow [Editorial]

    U.S. Rep. Andy Harris certainly is the darling of Harford County's conservative voters, who make up a large contingent of the local people who participate in the election process. There's certainly no mystery as to why he's able to draw crowds like...
  • Animal skeletons, high-priced vehicle seized at port

    Animal skeletons, high-priced vehicle seized at port
    Call them port discoveries. Federal agents intercepted dozens of animal skeletons at the port of Baltimore in recent weeks because they "pose a potential threat to the United States poultry industry," according to the Department of Homeland Security....
  • Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief

    Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
  • The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change

    The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change
    During my service as the secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida and Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I came to appreciate that state action is central to strong environmental protection. Working with the states, the EPA has...
  • Harry Blumenthal, engineer and opera fan

    Harry Blumenthal, engineer and opera fan
    Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89. The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...