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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Shutdown postpones meeting on Harbor Point contamination

    Shutdown postpones meeting on Harbor Point contamination
    A meeting to address residents' concerns over environmental hazards on the site of the proposed Harbor Point development has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown. The meeting had been scheduled for Monday at neighbors' demands, but...
  • 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,...
  • Shame on Carnival for putting profits ahead of the planet's well-being

    Shame on Carnival for putting profits ahead of the planet's well-being
    As travelers who enjoy a cruise as one kind of lovely vacation, my family is certain now never to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines — not because the line will move to Tampa, Fla., in 2014, but because of its leadership's sadly narrow perspective on...
  • Fuel prices are the least of Carnival's worries

    Fuel prices are the least of Carnival's worries
    The days when people bragged about taking a cruise to the Caribbean are long gone. The afterglow from a week at sea with all-you-can-eat amenities topped off with a tan is gone as well. And the EPA has nothing to do with it ("Carnival has plans to ship...
  • Focusing on the wrong threat to the bay

    Focusing on the wrong threat to the bay
    Dozens of Maryland taxes have been increased during the six years that Martin O'Malley has been governor, but perhaps none better epitomizes the state's propensity to raise taxes for the sake of it than the stormwater management fees — better...
  • 'Rain tax' repeal good politics, weak policy [Editorial]

    'Rain tax' repeal good politics, weak policy [Editorial]
    Though there's plenty of reason to be critical about the stormwater fee, now widely known as the "rain tax," which Harford and other metro Maryland counties were obliged to levy as a result of action by the General Assembly, Harford County Executive David...