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Environmental Pollution

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  • The pro-pollution AGs [Editorial]

    The pro-pollution AGs  [Editorial]
    The cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has posed an extraordinary challenge. It has taken decades of effort, cost billions of dollars and required shared sacrifice from setting aside shoreline "buffer" strips to banning phosphate detergents. Now comes word...
  • Fair development for a fairer Maryland [Commentary]

    Fair development for a fairer Maryland [Commentary]
    People elsewhere in the nation are taking action to tackle the issue of the growing divide between the rich and poor, but here in Maryland, the richest state in the country, we have a seismic inequality problem and are doing little to address it. New...
  • South River environmentalist wades into Arundel's stormwater program

    South River environmentalist wades into Arundel's stormwater program
    As money begins flowing into Anne Arundel County government from its new stormwater fees, Erik Michelsen says he wants to make sure it's spent on projects to reduce pollution harming the Chesapeake Bay. County Executive Laura Neuman recently tapped...
  • Livestock industry gets a pass on climate change [Letter]

    Livestock industry gets a pass on climate change [Letter]
    I'm so glad the Obama administration is developing support mechanisms to help the livestock industry adjust to the impacts of climate change ("U.S. sets up 10 'climate hubs' to assist farmers, ranchers," Feb 6). Since the industry is among the largest...
  • Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit

    Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit
    Even though the "Poultry Fair Share Act" stands no chance of becoming law, the sponsor of the controversial bill to tax Maryland's chickens refuses to give up, saying he wants to have a public discussion on who should pay to control polluted farm runoff...
  • Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear

    Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear
    Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding...
  • Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls

    Bay advocates say state lax in monitoring county stormwater controls
    Local governments are charged with enforcing state regulations limiting polluted runoff from new development, and the state is supposed to check on them. Only state officials acknowledge they aren't doing it. Environmental advocates say the lack of...
  • Why are polluters getting discounts? [Commentary]

    Why are polluters getting discounts?  [Commentary]
    If you own a car in Maryland, you know the experience. Every two years, you get a light brown envelope from the Motor Vehicle Administration with a bill for your automobile registration fee — $77.50 per year as of July, and more if your vehicle...
  • EPA moves to curb woodstove pollution

    EPA moves to curb woodstove pollution
    The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to reduce harmful air pollution from woodstoves and heaters, proposing to phase in tighter emission standards for new units. The announcement was welcomed by Maryland environmental officials, who had...
  • Anne Arundel bike advocates peddle merits of safe cycling

    Each week, when the weather allows, Jon Korin hops on his road bike and pedals far enough for a three-day tally that cyclists call a century ride — 100 miles. This year, the retired Severna Park resident who grew up riding his bike to school...
  • Perryville settles with state over wastewater treatment plant violations

    The town of Perryville will pay $58,576 in penalties for violations at the municipal wastewater treatment plant during 2012, according to a settlement with the Maryland Department of the Environment accepted unanimously Tuesday by the Perryville Board...
  • Group says Maryland backsliding in bay cleanup

    Group says Maryland backsliding in bay cleanup
    Nitrogen pollution from Maryland sewage plants and industries increased in 2012, a new report says, partially undermining gains the state has made in prior years in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. While nitrogen discharges from treatment plants and...