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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What about climate change?

    What about climate change?
    Last month, a Republican-aligned polling firm called on hunters and fishermen nationwide to get their views. Some of the results were unsurprising: Outdoorsmen regard themselves as politically conservative and register Republican over Democratic by a more...
  • 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...
  • A primer on landing one of Fort Meade's jobs

    Fort Meade's rapid growth in the past few years has made it the state's largest employer, but getting a foot in the door — or, rather, inside the guarded fence line — can be daunting. Many of the Army installation's 56,000 jobs require a...
  • Harford council hears mostly opposition, some support for stormwater fee bill

    A public hearing on a proposed stormwater remediation fee turned into a hearing largely for Harford County Council members Tuesday night. Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti and Councilman Dion Guthrie, both Democrats who have opposing views on the state-...
  • Bill would give farmers 10-year reprieve on new regs

    Bill would give farmers 10-year reprieve on new regs
    A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. To get the...
  • Baltimore's plastic bag curb widely ignored

    Baltimore's plastic bag curb widely ignored
    For more than two years, Baltimore city has tried to fight its litter problem with a law barring merchants from giving shoppers plastic bags unless they ask for them. But even the law's supporters acknowledge it's had little impact. Of more than 200...