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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A double standard for cruise ships?

    A double standard for cruise ships?
    Regarding your article about Gov. Martin O'Malley's efforts to pressure the Environmental Protection Agency to relax its "clean fuel" requirements for large cruise ships, it seems that both the Royal Caribbean and the Carnival lines have hinted they might...
  • Why give Carnival Cruise Lines an unfair advantage over its competitors?

    Why give Carnival Cruise Lines an unfair advantage over its competitors?
    It is bad enough that Carnival Cruise Lines would ask for an exception to the EPA requirement that its ships use cleaner fuel, but to threaten to take its business away from Baltimore is blackmail: The governor should have shown stronger character and not...
  • O'Malley wrong to lobby for cruise line

    O'Malley wrong to lobby for cruise line
    "Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you!" Gov. Martin O'Malley, do you hear these words from the citizens of Maryland or are they just lyrics from a The Hollies 1974 hit song that many of us remember? Have you completely...
  • O'Malley and the cruise ships: Since when does he care about running businesses out of the state?

    O'Malley and the cruise ships: Since when does he care about running businesses out of the state?
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is importuning the Environmental Protection Agency so as not to lose Baltimore's lucrative cruise ship business ("O'Malley lobbies EPA to ease cruise ship pollution rule," June 16)! Isn't that odd? He has been running businesses out...
  • Legacy of pollution haunts Sparrows Point neighbors

    Legacy of pollution haunts Sparrows Point neighbors
    When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better. For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
  • In 'bag war,' studies clash on plastic sack litter

    In 'bag war,' studies clash on plastic sack litter
    As Baltimore City Council grapples once again with whether to levy a small fee on plastic and paper shopping bags, groups on both sides of the policy debate already are tossing out conflicting information on whether fees work, and even whether single-...
  • Chesapeake Bay's health said to be improving [Letter]

    Editor: A recent Aegis editorial about the health of the Chesapeake Bay ("Stormwater fee set low in Harford the best of a bad situation," April 23) is [off base]. Certainly the job of restoring the Bay is far from finished, but the Aegis is incorrect in...