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  • AAA wants sale of new ethanol-laced gasoline suspended until consumers get more information

    AAA wants sale of new ethanol-laced gasoline suspended until consumers get more information
    The nation’s leading travel organization Friday urged the Obama administration to block the sale of E15, a new ethanol-laced gasoline, that could damage as many as 228 million vehicles that are not designed to run on it. After years of controversy,...
  • Unfair fuel standard leaves a bad taste

    Unfair fuel standard leaves a bad taste
    Whether you're barbecuing in Baltimore, in Bel Air or on the bay this Memorial Day, you will pay more for staple foods because our federal government continues to pit food versus fuel. Thanks to an unworkable federal energy policy, prices for animal...
  • 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...
  • Water bill whirlpool

    Water bill whirlpool
    There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
  • 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...
  • Robert Keller, editor

    Robert Keller, editor
    Robert Keller, The Evening Sun's first metropolitan editor and later executive director of the Greater Baltimore Committee, died May 12 of complications from Crohn's disease at Harbor Hospital. He was 71. The son of a banker and a bookkeeper, Robert...
  • 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...