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Environmental Pollution

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  • 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...
  • Trash-burning plant raises questions

    Trash-burning plant raises questions
    I was surprised to see the article about the trash-burning power plant on Page 4A of the Saturday Sun ("As permits expired, work began on waste-to-energy plant in city," Aug. 10). It should have been on the front page of the Sunday Sun. The article left...
  • 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...
  • State withdraws farm pollution regulation

    State withdraws farm pollution regulation
    Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now. The state Department of...
  • Judge denies legal fees in poultry pollution suit

    Judge denies legal fees in poultry pollution suit
    A federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by poultry producer Perdue and an Eastern Shore farmer to make the Waterkeeper Alliance pay more than $3 million in attorneys' fees for its failed lawsuit alleging that the company and its contract grower were...
  • 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...
  • Two injured in Essex boat fire

    Two people were injured Saturday afternoon as they pushed a burning boat away from other vessels at an Essex yacht club, officials said. The boat – a 30- to 35-foot cabin cruiser-style powerboat – caught fire near a fuel pier at the...
  • Pushing down energy use — and bills

    Pushing down energy use — and bills
    Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
  • 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...
  • Did Md. chicken out on poultry manure?

    Did Md. chicken out on poultry manure?
    Industrialist Jean Paul Getty once compared manure to money in that both have to be "spread around." But in Maryland, we know that too much spreading of manure is costly, and the trick is to find more cost-effective ways of dealing with it. That's a...
  • Harbor Point does not need more studies [Letter]

    Harbor Point does not need more studies [Letter]
    The recent commentary, "Harbor Point environmental questions," (Dec. 2), may lead The Sun's readers to believe that additional studies are necessary before work can begin on the proposed redevelopment there. In fact, these suggested studies have nothing...
  • Curbs on upwind air pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind air pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from outside their borders, saying emissions from the Midwest and South are hurting their residents' health and their economies. The...