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  • Maryland police seek federal help to take ill-gotten gains

    Maryland police seek federal help to take ill-gotten gains
    Gay Lynn Diffenderffer had no idea that her husband was growing marijuana at their Baltimore County home, her attorney says, until state police investigating his mysterious disappearance discovered about 100 plants in a locked basement. Two weeks later,...
  • Chesapeake regaining "resilience," EPA reports

    Chesapeake regaining "resilience," EPA reports
    The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort. The annual "Bay Barometer" released...
  • Radiation risk of smart meters is overblown

    Radiation risk of smart meters is overblown
    Several articles about utility smart meters, most recently the profile of a retired EPA attorney who has concerns about them ("At the center of smart-meter fight," March 24), indicate that those opposed to the devices are mostly concerned about possible...
  • Bothered by the disjointed effort to clean the Chesapeake Bay [Letter]

    Maryland's former Republican governor hit Harford property owners with a flush tax to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The current Democratic governor is taxing (a fee) property owners of Harford with a tax (fee) to control storm water runoff that...
  • Md. needs a database on pesticides

    Md. needs a database on pesticides
    What pesticides are Maryland families exposed to on a regular basis? Good luck finding out. There's simply no way for the average person to discover what chemicals are being applied to farm fields or even backyards. Worse, it's nearly impossible for...
  • Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate

    Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate
    Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber. The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...
  • Agriculture should pay for its own pollution

    Agriculture should pay for its own pollution
    What industry gets a significant discount on property taxes funded by other taxpayers? Can you think of a business the price of whose products is supported by the treasury? Or a business that is paid from taxpayer funds not to make its products? Wouldn'...
  • Regulating farms with certainty

    Regulating farms with certainty
    The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
  • Health officials tracing source of chemicals that sickened Hopkins workers

    Health officials tracing source of chemicals that sickened Hopkins workers
    Health officials continue to investigate how contaminated hot water sickened nearly two dozen people at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick complex Monday, but the case is similar to previous ones involving faulty water-heating systems that let chemicals mix...
  • Paul Ryan's billionaire populism

    Paul Ryan's billionaire populism
    Last Friday, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season. "It's the people who are politically connected, it's the people who have access to Washington that get the breaks," he...
  • EPA rule on air pollution struck down

    EPA rule on air pollution struck down
    A federal appeals court swept aside a key pillar of Maryland's plan to reduce soot and smog on Tuesday when it struck down a federal rule aimed at limiting air pollution crossing from one state to another. Maryland has moved aggressively to cut emissions...
  • Caring for the environment is politically out of fashion

    Caring for the environment is politically out of fashion
    Weeks after the weird June 29 windstorm that swept the Mid-Atlantic, I can't shake the feeling of being in an episode of "The Twilight Zone," the 1960s TV series that warned of living selfishly. A dash of Rod Serling spiking a large dollop of Catholic...