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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • Obama to unveil plan for fighting climate change

    Obama to unveil plan for fighting climate change
    President Obama will unveil a sweeping plan today to cut the nation's carbon pollution while also preparing communities for the impacts of climate change. In a speech to be delivered this afternoon at Georgetown University, Obama is expected to make the...
  • Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing

    Obama's global warming plan: Not enough but better than nothing
    With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
  • Cruise ships shouldn't have a license to pollute

    Cruise ships shouldn't have a license to pollute
    My wife and I are enthusiastic cruise ship passengers. We enjoy cruises and have taken 40 or more since we met on one in 1962 as teenagers. But I cannot agree with allowing cruise lines to pollute so that cruise ship passengers can save $5 a day on...
  • Why Gov. O'Malley lobbied the EPA

    Why Gov. O'Malley lobbied the EPA
    In Timothy Wheeler's article ("O'Malley lobbies EPA on fuel rule," June 16), readers are left with the wrong impression about why Gov. Martin O'Malley called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the Port of Baltimore. Governor O'Malley...
  • To restore the bay, restore the bay partnership

    To restore the bay, restore the bay partnership
    When the Chesapeake Bay restoration program began in earnest in 1983, with the signing of the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, it was hailed as the beginning of a new era of interjurisdictional partnering to save a national treasure. And so it was. With...
  • Veteran Harford firefighter and hazmat officer Ross receives national award

    Veteran Harford firefighter and hazmat officer Ross receives national award
    Clarence E. Ross, assistant chief of the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team, has received the inaugural "Making a Difference Award" from the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazardous Materials Committee. The award was presented...
  • Is it safe to swim at your local beach?

    Is it safe to swim at your local beach?
    It's summer, time to hit the beaches in Maryland and elsewhere. But are they safe for swimming?  Local health departments, with help and oversight from the state Department of the Environment, are responsible for checking the water for contamination...
  • 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...
  • Prince George's releases rain tax plans

    Prince George's releases rain tax plans
    The long-awaited proposed details on how Prince George's County officials plan to implement the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, better known as the rain tax, were released by Department of Environmental Resources officials on Monday. No...
  • Building middle-class Baltimore

    Building middle-class Baltimore
    In passing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's budget Monday night, City Council members said they hoped the whole thing would be more or less a wash for Baltimore residents. Property taxes are going down, but new fees are coming to pay for stormwater...
  • Carnival's request for a waiver from EPA emissions standards is disgraceful

    Carnival's request for a waiver from EPA emissions standards is disgraceful
    Regarding Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to petition the EPA fuel standards on behalf of the Carnival Cruise Line, I urge Carnival to move its operations from Baltimore to Beijing or Somalia ("O'Malley lobbies EPA on fuel rules," June 16). Maryland...