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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • 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...
  • Olson Wire Products fined for waste violations

    Olson Wire Products Co. has agreed to pay an $80,000 fine to settle allegations it improperly stored hazardous wastes at its southwest Baltimore plant, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. The agency cited Olson, which makes...
  • Environmental groups sue to block Chesapeake pollution trading

    Environmental groups sue to block Chesapeake pollution trading
    Two Washington-based environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block pollution trading in the Chesapeake Bay, contending the market-based cleanup program violates the federal Clean Water Act and will undermine rather than help efforts to restore the...
  • Overrated or MVP? A pair of ESPN stat gurus have opposing views on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

    Overrated or MVP? A pair of ESPN stat gurus have opposing views on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco
    As recently as last week, at least one national writer was still throwing haymakers at Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, saying that his reputation as a winner had more to do with the Ravens defense than it did his own performance. That’s an argument...
  • 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,...
  • Sherwin-Williams paint factory in Baltimore covers it all

    Sherwin-Williams paint factory in Baltimore covers it all
    Finally it's spring. That means baseball, hay fever and the start of painting season. "May through September are the biggest months for paint sales," says Mark Sposito, vice president of marketing for Sherwin-Williams' Eastern Division. As...
  • Getting educated on GMOs

    Getting educated on GMOs
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
  • Omega-3s: Are they all equal?

    Omega-3s: Are they all equal?
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids. Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
  • Grand Prix aims to be green, but challenges remain

    Grand Prix aims to be green, but challenges remain
    When race fans roll into town for the Baltimore Grand Prix this weekend, they can expect to find the Inner Harbor course lined with more than 1,200 recycling bins, and their drinks will be served in cups made of biodegradable corn instead of plastic. The...
  • Federal government tries to reach out to younger workers, recent graduates

    Federal government tries to reach out to younger workers, recent graduates
    Next month, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management rolls out the Pathways programs, created by President Barack Obama in an effort to better attract young people to federal government jobs. The programs aim to streamline and standardize recruiting,...
  • Natural gas exports eyed through Calvert County

    Natural gas exports eyed through Calvert County
    — It's quiet these days at Dominion's liquefied natural gas terminal in the Chesapeake Bay. Only five tankers docked last year at the pier a mile off the Calvert County shoreline, and not much traffic is expected this year, either. But thanks in...