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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • 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...