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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Toxic mystery surrounds Salisbury-area wells

    Toxic mystery surrounds Salisbury-area wells
    In the 20 years she's lived on the outskirts of Salisbury, Arlene White said she'd never noticed anything unusual about her tap water. Now, though, White and dozens of neighbors are drinking bottled water and limiting their bathing after tests found...
  • Fracking opposition goes too far

    Recently, my colleague from Montgomery County, Del. Heather Mizeur, took to the pages of this newspaper to proclaim her intentions to introduce a ban on hydraulic fracturing ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Her motivation is simple: Because the...
  • 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...
  • Fracking's risks merit national moratorium

    The letter from Steve Everley, a member of a research organization supported by the Independent Petroleum Institute of America ("Fracking gets an unfair rap," Sept. 21), is a bit misleading when it says that the moratorium on fracking "is just another way...
  • 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...
  • Lacrosse pro launches products to deodorize equipment

    Drew Westervelt's path to pro lacrosse was slicked with sweat and puke and blood and spit. "You know how it is when you're playing sports," he said. "You leave a lot out there." So when the 27-year-old Bel Air native and UMBC graduate felt an...
  • Maryland should follow Virginia in striking down rain tax [Letter]

    As reported by Rusty Weiss on January 10, 2013, "…. a federal judge struck down the attempt to regulate stormwater runoff as a breach of authority. The judge, U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady, ruled that the EPA had exceeded their authority in...
  • The or not the

    On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions: "Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
  • Federal agencies expand urban rivers effort

    Federal agencies expand urban rivers effort
    Federal officials announced Friday a major expansion of the “urban waters” initiative they kicked off in Baltimore nearly two years ago, adding 11 new blighted water ways around the country to the seven they’ve already pledged to help...
  • Fracking's risks greatly overstated

    Fracking's risks greatly overstated
    In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
  • Free pass for Md. polluters?

    Free pass for Md. polluters?
    From how we live to where we can live, Marylanders have been expected to make an increasing number of personal sacrifices for the cause of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay over the last two decades or more. Many have been small (whether laundry detergent...
  • Neuman's reckless stormwater veto

    Neuman's reckless stormwater veto
    Anne Arundel County's proposed stormwater fee provided newly appointed County Executive Laura Neuman with her first leadership test, and she failed. Her veto puts the county at risk of sanctions if it does not enact a fee structure by July 1, yet she...