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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Mercury spill reported at Harford Technical High School is false alarm

    A mercury spill was reported at Harford Technical High School near Bel Air Thursday afternoon, but the substance involved later turned out to be a non-hazardous liquid used in some contemporary thermometers. The Harford County Hazardous Materials Team...
  • Domino Sugars sign goes solar

    Domino Sugars sign goes solar
    Think sunshine — not just sweetness — when you see the Domino Sugars sign lighting up the Inner Harbor at night. Solar panels have been installed on a rooftop at the sugar refinery off Key Highway to illuminate the neon fixture that's long...
  • Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute

    Baltimore, other big cities back EPA in Bay cleanup dispute
    Baltimore has joined with other major U.S. cities in defending the federal government's authority to impose a "pollution diet" on the Chesapeake Bay. New York City, with sign-ons from Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco,...
  • City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement

    City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement
    Neighborhood streets far from downtown will receive regular street sweeping for the first time starting next month. But residents won't see signs telling them when to move their cars off the street. They also won't face fines or towing for failure to do...
  • Global warming puts us on thin ice [Letter]

    Thank you for expressing editorial concern about global warming ("Climate change's day in court," Feb. 26). It is ridiculous that the EPA (or anyone else) is even thinking of allowing any new fossil fuel powered plants, pipelines or fracking. Ice-core...
  • Carbon tax is the answer [Letter]

    Carbon tax is the answer [Letter]
    In response to the editorial, "Climate change's day in court" (Feb. 26), it does seem that court cases on climate change result in very slow actions. After all, it has been almost seven years since the ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA stating that EPA has...
  • Too close for comfort [Commentary]

    Too close for comfort [Commentary]
    The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
  • Gas prices in Maryland at six-month high as spring arrives

    Gas prices in Maryland at six-month high as spring arrives
    Gas prices in Maryland reached a six-month high of $3.54 per gallon on Friday, a price last seen at local pumps in September, according to AAA. Increases in gas prices are common at the start of spring. Friday's statewide average price of gas is 7...
  • EPA rule could hurt Baltimore port [Commentary]

    EPA rule could hurt Baltimore port [Commentary]
    The Port of Baltimore sits on the cusp of major advancements. This year marks the highly anticipated completion of an eight-year project to widen the Panama Canal, which is expected to bring a major boost in cargo shipments to Baltimore, one of only two...
  • Howard watershed 'academy' seeks recruits to carry message of bay protection

    Howard watershed 'academy' seeks recruits to carry message of bay protection
    It all comes down to slowing the flow. By training residents to be savvy environmental leaders who can inspire their neighbors to take action, a nonprofit organization hopes to reduce the flow of polluted stormwater runoff that eventually empties into...
  • Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort

    Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort
    Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore'...
  • Carnival comes back [Editorial]

    Carnival comes back  [Editorial]
    It seems strange to celebrate the return of a ship that hasn't left yet, but that's what the recent announcement that the Carnival Pride will be sailing out of Baltimore beginning in March of 2015 amounts to. Last summer, Carnival Cruise Lines announced...