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  • Too close for comfort [Commentary]

    Too close for comfort [Commentary]
    The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has moved beyond just Wall Street and financial regulators and committees. It's now expanded into federal regulatory agencies arguably wielding far greater power to act unilaterally: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
  • From Russian warheads to megawatts

    From Russian warheads to megawatts
    A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point
    Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....

    OC, Del. beaches ranked 'superstars' for water quality

    OC, Del. beaches ranked 'superstars' for water quality
    If you're thinking of hitting the beach anytime this summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests you're much less likely to get sick playing in the surf at Ocean City or at Dewey and Rehoboth beaches in Delaware. The New York-based...

    Is it safe to swim at your local beach?

    Is it safe to swim at your local beach?
    It's summer, time to hit the beaches in Maryland and elsewhere. But are they safe for swimming?  Local health departments, with help and oversight from the state Department of the Environment, are responsible for checking the water for contamination...