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  • Harford Council's Woods says he would 'be OK with going to court' over stormwater fee

    Harford County Councilman Joe Woods said he would support taking the state to court over a newly-imposed stormwater management fee, which he has aggressively opposed. Woods told the Greater Fallston Association Thursday that he had originally proposed...
  • Toxic waste in Severn wells investigated

    Toxic waste in Severn wells investigated
    Groundwater contamination from toxic waste dumped decades ago at a nearby factory in the Severn area has prompted widespread testing of residential wells and put eight homes on bottled water, state officials said. The eight households have been...
  • Less testing on animals, better science

    Many Americans would be surprised to learn that chimpanzees are still being used in biomedical research and that millions of other animals are utilized in consumer product and toxicity testing. Others may find a sense of security in knowing that this...
  • Report finds Bay contaminants widespread, severe in spots

    Report finds Bay contaminants widespread, severe in spots
    A new federal report finds toxic contamination remains widespread in the Chesapeake Bay, with severe impacts in some places, which health and environmental advocates say lends support to their push in Annapolis for legislative action on pesticides and...
  • Lisa Jackson calls Bay cleanup role "one of prouder moments"

    Lisa Jackson calls Bay cleanup role "one of prouder moments"
    As she prepares to step down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson says one of the "prouder moments" of her tenure was President Obama's agreement to have the federal government take the lead in trying to ramp up the...
  • State drilling wells in Salisbury to probe contamination

    State environmental officials are drilling monitoring wells on the outskirts of Salisbury to get a better handle on ground-water contamination there that has fouled dozens of household wells with a potentially cancer-causing chemical, according to a...
  • Warming to the subject

     Warming to the subject
    As much as this week's bone-chilling temperatures might offer "cold" comfort to those who deny its existence, the threat of climate change earned a prominent spot in President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Monday. That was welcome, if overdue, given...
  • Harford plans meeting Jan. 29 on what may be the next flush tax

    Harford plans meeting Jan. 29 on what may be the next flush tax
    Harford County government is holding a public informational meeting next week to discuss impact of new state and federal stormwater control mandates that some officials say will force the county to collect a new and more costly version of the reviled...
  • Harford council hears MDE presentation on stormwater fee bill

    Harford County Council members on Tuesday again delayed voting on a controversial bill that would charge all county residential and agricultural property owners an additional $125 a year to help treat stormwater and improve the water quality of the...
  • EPA nominee a champion for public health

    EPA nominee a champion for public health
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over her decades of public service, Ms. McCarthy has demonstrated a strong commitment to...
  • As rhetoric grows, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties face stormwater fees

    As rhetoric grows, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties face stormwater fees
    Ridiculed by some as a "rain tax" and a symbol of government overreach in taxes, storm water management fees mandated by the state were approved Monday by Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. The Baltimore County Council approved its fee structure 5-2,...
  • Md. panel ponders smart-meter alternative

    Md. panel ponders smart-meter alternative
    Some Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers — Del. Glen Glass of Harford County included — are convinced that they don't want a smart meter wirelessly sending data about their energy usage day in and out. Some, like Eric Rockel of...