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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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'...
  • A loss of 'Pride'

    A loss of 'Pride'
    Reaction to the decision by Carnival Cruise Lines to leave the Port of Baltimore next year because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not agreed to its proposal to use scrubbers, instead of cleaner fuel, to meet air quality requirements breaks...
  • Carnival's departure will take jobs with it

    Helen Delich Bentley hit it right on the nose: "Do they [the EPA] want people to work or do they want them to go on welfare?" ("Carnival has plans to ship out of port," June 28). Just look at the record number of people on welfare and the continuing...
  • EPA is villain in Carnival pull-out

    The real headline on the article regarding Carnival Cruise Lines' decision to leave Baltimore ("Carnival has plans to ship out of port," June 28) should have been: "EPA will cost Maryland and Baltimore jobs." This is just the beginning for the loss of...
  • Tolls, taxes and fees

    Tolls, taxes and fees
    Maryland appears to be getting through the first week of July with no signs of Armageddon. Motorists are commuting in numbers typical for this time of year. A lot of their kids are staying home from school, but this is likely due to something called...
  • OC, Del. beaches ranked 'superstars' for water quality

    OC, Del. beaches ranked 'superstars' for water quality
    If you're thinking of hitting the beach anytime this summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests you're much less likely to get sick playing in the surf at Ocean City or at Dewey and Rehoboth beaches in Delaware. The New York-based...
  • Candidate Romney could learn a lot from Gov. Romney on smart growth

    Mitt Romney should stick to his record as Massachusetts governor when it comes to smart growth. Flipping through the 2012 GOP platform for positions on this important issue, we find breathlessly inflammatory items such as: •Accusing the Obama...
  • Maryland legislature should revisit 'rain tax' [Editorial]

    Maryland legislature should revisit 'rain tax' [Editorial]
    Taxpayers rarely react well to the notion of paying more, even when the reason is as seemingly altruistic as an environmental cause. The state's Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, known to opponents as "the rain tax," is no exception. In...
  • Eastern Shore poultry pollution trial opens

    Eastern Shore poultry pollution trial opens
    Lawyers in a closely watched pollution lawsuit targeting an Eastern Shore chicken farm and the Salisbury-based poultry company Perdue presented radically different previews of the case Tuesday as the trial began in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The...
  • City neighborhoods see benefits, problems with reservoir transition plan

    City neighborhoods see benefits, problems with reservoir transition plan
    Baltimore's scenic reservoirs could be transformed into lakes criss-crossed by rowboats as the city removes them from the water supply to comply with a federal health mandate. To meet the 2006 federal water safety rule to protect drinking water from...
  • Cleanup continues from diesel spill at I-95 bridge in Harford

    Cleanup continues from diesel spill at I-95 bridge in Harford
    Cleanup from an estimated 4,000-gallon diesel fuel spill at the I-95 Tydings Bridge near Havre de Grace continued Wednesday and was expected to take until at least Thursday to complete, a spokesperson for the Maryland Department of the Environment said....
  • Group says two power plants polluting Baltimore's air

    Group says two power plants polluting Baltimore's air
    While Baltimore's air is healthier to breathe than it used to be, at least one environmental group thinks it could be cleaner still.  The Sierra Club released a report this week contending that two power plants in the area - C.P. Crane in Baltimore...