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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Maryland threatens fines over stormwater pollution fee

    Maryland threatens fines over stormwater pollution fee
    Turning up the heat on local politicians over a contentious stormwater fee, Maryland officials warned Carroll County that it faces fines of up to $10,000 per day for refusing to impose the mandatory pollution cleanup charge, and cautioned two other...
  • State warns Harford officials on 'rain tax' repeal

    State warns Harford officials on 'rain tax' repeal
    Harford County could face stiff fines and other enforcement actions from the state and federal governments if county officials repeal a local stormwater management fee, also known as the "rain tax," the state government's top environmental official warned...
  • Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

    Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay
    Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science determined that nitrogen pollution in nine...
  • Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup

    Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup
    The Chesapeake Bay's cleanup may be delayed "several decades" by the slow pace at which farm pollution is being flushed from ground water on the Delmarva Peninsula, a new study says. The research by the U.S. Geological Survey also suggests pollution...
  • In unlikely basketball odyssey, Varun Ram goes from River Hill to Comcast Center

    In unlikely basketball odyssey, Varun Ram goes from River Hill to Comcast Center
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland point guard Varun Ram used to get stares from opposing guards who thought they could dominate him on the court. When he played at River Hill in Clarksville and with a Howard County-based Amateur Athletic Union team, Ram...
  • Harbor Point environmental questions [Commentary]

    Harbor Point environmental questions [Commentary]
    At a recent public meeting, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Honeywell International and Beatty Development Group made formal presentations focused on environmental concerns associated...
  • Ross E. Smith Jr. named Harford Farmer of the Year

    Ross E. Smith Jr. named Harford Farmer of the Year
    A Harford County farmer who has worked to ensure his descendants and the descendants of other local farmers carry on the practice has been named the 2013 Farmer of the Year by the members of the Harford County Farm Bureau. Ross E. Smith Jr., 80,...
  • Meeting to air Harbor Point questions

    Meeting to air Harbor Point questions
    A public meeting tonight (Thursday) will give city residents a chance to ask questions about environmental safeguards for developing Harbor Point, a former factory site in Fells Point where toxic chromium remains entombed underground. The meeting,...
  • Corporate conservation takes root in South Baltimore

    Corporate conservation takes root in South Baltimore
    A sprawling paint factory in industrial South Baltimore might be the last place you'd expect to attract hummingbirds. But Sherwin-Williams might now start drawing nectar-loving birds and more with native wildflowers, American beautyberry and pine...
  • State of the Chesapeake [Editorial]

    State of the Chesapeake  [Editorial]
    To view the latest measure of the state of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Program's "Bay Barometer," is not unlike receiving the interim report card of a chronically underachieving student. Whatever modest progress is reported,...
  • 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...
  • Managing storm water and the pollution it carries vital to Bay [Letter]

    Tuesday night's County Council Meeting in Bel Air regarding Bill 13-38 was quite interesting, informative and very important. This issue [the storm water fee] , which revolves around the EPA's efforts to decrease pollution going into the Chesapeake...