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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Harford residents urged to protect themselves from West Nile

    In light of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's reports Friday of the first three confirmed cases of symptomatic West Nile virus this year, Harford County Health Department is recommending people take measures to prevent infection and...
  • The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change

    The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change
    During my service as the secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida and Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I came to appreciate that state action is central to strong environmental protection. Working with the states, the EPA has...
  • 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...
  • Climate change a serious issue that needs addressed [Letter]

    Editor: For many members of the millennial generation, the current political landscape has discouraged us from becoming involved in the political debate. From health care, to unemployment, and everything in between there seems to be a lack of appetite...
  • Transformation begins at 910 Frederick Road

    Transformation begins at 910 Frederick Road
    A tall chain link fence and bright yellow signs showing "Demolition in Progress" scrawled in black marker signal the start of a transformation at 910 Frederick Road. The property at that address — formerly a Baltimore County Department of Social...
  • Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows

    Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows
    The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs. The port'...
  • U.S. electricity grid 'highly vulnerable' to blackouts, report says

    U.S. electricity grid 'highly vulnerable' to blackouts, report says
    — A decade after a vast power outage shut down the Northeast, the electricity grid remains "highly vulnerable" to blackouts because of extreme weather events fueled by climate change, a report issued Monday by the White House and the Energy...
  • Complaining about government when you're part of it rings a little hollow [Editorial]

    U.S. Rep. Andy Harris certainly is the darling of Harford County's conservative voters, who make up a large contingent of the local people who participate in the election process. There's certainly no mystery as to why he's able to draw crowds like...
  • Animal skeletons, high-priced vehicle seized at port

    Animal skeletons, high-priced vehicle seized at port
    Call them port discoveries. Federal agents intercepted dozens of animal skeletons at the port of Baltimore in recent weeks because they "pose a potential threat to the United States poultry industry," according to the Department of Homeland Security....