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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harbor Point developers detail environmental safeguards for neighbors

    Harbor Point developers detail environmental safeguards for neighbors
    The developer planning to build a new waterfront headquarters for Exelon Corp. on the site of a former chromium-processing plant assured Fells Point-area residents Thursday night that the Harbor Point project could be built safely without releasing the...
  • Caution on state debt [Editorial]

    Caution on state debt  [Editorial]
    Local government officials aren't the only ones who have to worry about meeting the stormwater pollution reduction targets set by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Chespaeake Bay pollution diet. The State Highway Administration also has a...
  • Farm pollution rule withdrawn

    Farm pollution rule withdrawn
    Amid an outcry from Maryland farmers, state officials pulled back again Friday from a new regulation aimed at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay by restricting the use of animal manure to fertilize crops. The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced that...
  • LNG export would be good for Maryland [Letter]

    LNG export would be good for Maryland [Letter]
    James McGarry contends that Dominion Resources' plan to export liquefied natural gas would "damage" the environment and "threaten the economy" ("Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland" Dec. 4). Both these claims are unequivocally false....
  • Hagerstown cement plant settles pollution suit

    Hagerstown cement plant settles pollution suit
    The present and former owners of a Hagerstown cement plant have agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and beef up emission controls at the facility to settle alleged air pollution violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The...
  • The 'nuclear option'

    The 'nuclear option'
    Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it. In saying that he may...