| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:04 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:57 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2013
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...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 1:07 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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,...
| Jan 13, 2013
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...