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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Harford's Craig to seek repeal of local 'rain tax'

    Harford's Craig to seek repeal of local 'rain tax'
    Harford County Executive and gubernatorial hopeful David Craig said he wants to repeal the state's storm water remediation fee, known as the "rain tax," and challenged state officials to prove that the mandate actually makes sense. "When they tell us we...
  • A victory for the Chesapeake

    A victory for the Chesapeake
    Disasters don't make big headlines when they are averted, but last week's decision by a U.S. district court judge in Pennsylvania upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan was a big victory for environmentalists. But...
  • Reason for skepticism all around on the latest 'rain tax' proposal [Editorial]

    Reason for skepticism all around on the latest 'rain tax' proposal [Editorial]
    Just as there's good reason to be skeptical about the Maryland Storm water Remediation Fee, often referred to as the "rain tax," there's reason to be skeptical about Harford County Executive David R. Craig's vow to introduce legislation to repeal the...
  • Scientists defend storm-water controls

    Scientists defend storm-water controls
    Scientists and others engaged in protecting Maryland's rivers and streams are rising to the defense of the state's storm-water management laws in the wake of Harford County Executive David Craig's call for their repeal. Craig, a leading Republican...
  • O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions

    O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions
    Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement in support of the...
  • Lighting the way on climate change

    Lighting the way on climate change
    The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary — and have been in the works for years — that it's difficult to even think of them as...
  • Conservative extremism is not the answer

     Conservative extremism is not the answer
    There are more than a few reasons why I dislike conservative politics. Texas, which gave us Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, John Cornyn and Louis Gomert, among others, decides not to fund Obamacare, the law of the land, because constituents there want it...
  • Storm-water fee repeal push seen in Annapolis

    Storm-water fee repeal push seen in Annapolis
    A leading legislator expects a "very strong push" to repeal Maryland's storm-water fee law when lawmakers return to Annapolis in January, but vows to fight any rollback. Del. Maggie McIntosh, who chairs the House Environmental Matters Committee, told...
  • A victory for the Chesapeake Bay

     A victory for the Chesapeake Bay
    As highlighted in "A Victory for the Chesapeake" (Sept. 19), Pennsylvania Judge Sylvia Rambo recently issued a thoughtful ruling in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to enforce the Clean Water Act. After a challenge by the...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home

    Services suspended, offices closed, workers sent home
    Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing." Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
  • At odds with Craig on rainwater issue [letter to the editor]

    Editor: I am re-reading Aegis reporter Bryna Zumer's recently published piece entitled "How to Have a Better Shot at Making Change." She has six very good ideas. One which is number 2 on her list, "Do the research." She went on to say that any research...