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  • Harbor Point project stirs environmental concerns

    Harbor Point project stirs environmental concerns
    While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
  • Stormwater fees debated anew in Maryland

    Stormwater fees debated anew in Maryland
    — Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman and the head of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation sparred Tuesday over the storm water fees enacted this year on homeowners and businesses in Maryland's most populous localities. Testifying at a Senate...
  • Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution

    Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution
    Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore....
  • Harbor Point safety issues to be discussed at open house

    Harbor Point safety issues to be discussed at open house
    Plans for developing a former Baltimore chemical plant now known as Harbor Point will be aired Wednesday as the developer and government regulators explain safeguards planned to prevent release of contaminated soil and ground water beneath the site....
  • Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge

    Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups. U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....
  • In the Senate, crisis averted — for now

    In the Senate, crisis averted — for now
    Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
  • Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking

    Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking
    The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
  • Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound [Commentary]

    Dominion Transmission: Cove Point LNG project environmentally sound [Commentary]
    The liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Dominion Cove Point Terminal has long been a model of industrial and environmental cooperation. More than 1,000 acres of pristine beach, forest and marsh lands in southern Maryland are conserved, while at...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • 'Rain tax' seminar held for Harford businesses

    'Rain tax' seminar held for Harford businesses
    About 50 representatives of Harford County businesses and industries, along with county, municipal and state appointed and elected officials, crowded into a meeting room at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen Wednesday to learn more about the so-called "rain tax....
  • Baltimore's stormwater fees are hard on businesses — and could have been worse

    Baltimore's stormwater fees are hard on businesses — and could have been worse
    Baltimore businesses, homeowners and nonprofits took on new financial responsibility July 1 with enactment of the city's Stormwater Remediation Fee ordinance. Much media has been generated around the unfunded mandate handed down from Annapolis to the 10...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....