| May 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others.
The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay? Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it?
A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Back in the late 1700s, when Baltimoreans got their water from nearby streams, springs and wells, every household was ordered to keep two leather buckets filled to fight fires.
That precaution might come in handy again, as the water main break Monday...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 1:03 PM
For a city whose last Fortune 500 company was about to be acquired by an out-of-town corporation, there was not just consolation but actual excitement over one of the deal sweeteners: Chicago-based Exelon Corp. promised to build a new downtown office...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 9:05 AM
A coalition of environmental groups has handed out mixed grades for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans every county in Maryland prepared late last year.
The plans, submitted to the state Department of the Environment, are part of a detailed statewide bay...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:45 PM
A federal investigation of fraud in the renewable fuels industry in Baltimore and Texas has drawn congressional interest, with Republican leaders of a House panel expressing concern that the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of the cases could...
| May 9, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller are making the best of the embarrassing situation caused by their failure to pass a balanced budget when the legislature adjourned in April. The special...
| May 9, 2012
| 12:30 PM
New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields.
The "nutrient management" rules, which were posted online...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:48 PM
— Rep. Andy Harris, whose district is home to last year's Kentucky Derby winner, has tucked a ban on cramped horse trailers into a massive transportation bill pending in Congress, pitting him against lawmakers in his own party, farming interests and...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Millions of tons of one of theChesapeake Bay'slargest sources of pollution continue to be dumped onto farm lands without proper regulation. Farm animals produce 44 million tons of manure annually in the bay watershed, and most of it is collected and...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Federal regulators have given mostly high marks to the latest Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan drafted by Maryland but found fault with Pennsylvania's and Virginia's restoration blueprints.
In reports posted online late Friday, the Environmental Protection...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Talk about grading the graders. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation took issue Monday with the Environmental Protection Agency's rating of the bay pollution cleanup plan drawn up by Maryland officials.
The Annapolis-based environmental group agreed with the...