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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Biofuel company owner denies deceiving anyone

    The defense lawyer for a Perry Hall man accused of fraudulently selling $9 million worth of fake renewable fuel credits said he didn't deceive anybody because victims knew they were buying phony credits for an unworkable federal energy program. Rodney R....
  • Toll Brothers agrees to pay pollution fine

    Toll Brothers, one of the nation's largest home-building companies, has agreed to pay $741,000 in penalties for allowing polluted runoff from construction sites in Maryland and 22 other states, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. The...
  • Romney for president! (Governor Romney, that is)

    Romney for president! (Governor Romney, that is)
    He is referred to everywhere as Gov. Mitt Romney, even though he hasn't been a governor for six years. It's a practice I have never understood. "Former" or "ex" is more accurate but apparently not as polite. Anyway, as polls are starting to shift...
  • Perry Hall man convicted in biodiesel fraud case

    A federal jury convicted a Perry Hall man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering for selling $9 million worth of bogus biodiesel credits to commodities brokers and oil companies — a case that has shaken the nation's renewable-fuel industry and...
  • Study: Maryland's beach waters less polluted than most

    Study: Maryland's beach waters less polluted than most
    Maryland's swimming beaches have better water quality than those in most coastal states, but still lag neighboring Delaware and Virginia, according to the latest review by an environmental group. In its annual nationwide survey of beach water quality,...
  • EPA's climatic victory

    Tuesday's victory by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has once again demonstrated that the science of climate change, while famously "inconvenient," is virtually impossible for fair and...
  • Spreading green around Bay

    Spreading green around Bay
    Two Baltimore groups were among 10 around the Chesapeake Bay receiving $376,000 Wednesday to "green" their communities while also providing job training. Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc. and Southeast Community Development Corp. were awarded a combined...
  • Heat wave brings more smog

    Heat wave brings more smog
    With temperatures predicted to top 100 degrees today and stay in the high 90s into next week, air-quality forecasters are warning that smog across much of Maryland likely will reach unhealthful levels for children, older adults and anyone with breathing...
  • Congress needs to get moving on climate change legislation

    Fresh off the hottest decade on record, it's a relief to know that the judicial system has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to limit the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change ("EPA's climatic victory," June 28). As...
  • Income tax rate rising for state's high-earners

    High-earners in Maryland will feel a financial pinch as employers start withholding more money from paychecks to accommodate the higher income tax rates approved by the General Assembly in May and signed into law by Gov.Martin O'Malley. The tax...
  • Congress does something while nobody's looking

    Congress does something while nobody's looking
    A funny thing happened in Washington last week: Congress approved several significant pieces of legislation on bipartisan votes and hardly anybody seemed to notice — or care (which might just explain how so much work got done). Certainly, it's...
  • Chesapeake Bay cleanup on track, officials say

    Chesapeake Bay cleanup on track, officials say
    The multistate effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay is on track to meet its latest timetable for cleaning up the ailing estuary, even though states failed to achieve all the short-term pollution reduction goals they set for themselves three years ago,...