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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Managing storm water and the pollution it carries vital to Bay [Letter]

    Tuesday night's County Council Meeting in Bel Air regarding Bill 13-38 was quite interesting, informative and very important. This issue [the storm water fee] , which revolves around the EPA's efforts to decrease pollution going into the Chesapeake...
  • Harbor Point developers detail environmental safeguards for neighbors

    Harbor Point developers detail environmental safeguards for neighbors
    The developer planning to build a new waterfront headquarters for Exelon Corp. on the site of a former chromium-processing plant assured Fells Point-area residents Thursday night that the Harbor Point project could be built safely without releasing the...
  • Caution on state debt [Editorial]

    Caution on state debt  [Editorial]
    Local government officials aren't the only ones who have to worry about meeting the stormwater pollution reduction targets set by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Chespaeake Bay pollution diet. The State Highway Administration also has a...
  • Farm pollution rule withdrawn

    Farm pollution rule withdrawn
    Amid an outcry from Maryland farmers, state officials pulled back again Friday from a new regulation aimed at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay by restricting the use of animal manure to fertilize crops. The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced that...
  • LNG export would be good for Maryland [Letter]

    LNG export would be good for Maryland [Letter]
    James McGarry contends that Dominion Resources' plan to export liquefied natural gas would "damage" the environment and "threaten the economy" ("Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland" Dec. 4). Both these claims are unequivocally false....
  • For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court

    For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
  • Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear

    Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear
    Environmental activists warn that construction of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford counties could affect the region's drinking-water system, as the $180 million project cuts across more than three dozen streams feeding...
  • Why are polluters getting discounts? [Commentary]

    Why are polluters getting discounts?  [Commentary]
    If you own a car in Maryland, you know the experience. Every two years, you get a light brown envelope from the Motor Vehicle Administration with a bill for your automobile registration fee — $77.50 per year as of July, and more if your vehicle...
  • EPA moves to curb woodstove pollution

    EPA moves to curb woodstove pollution
    The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to reduce harmful air pollution from woodstoves and heaters, proposing to phase in tighter emission standards for new units. The announcement was welcomed by Maryland environmental officials, who had...
  • Water pipe break repaired at APG Edgewood Area

    A pipe at the Canal Creek Groundwater Treatment Plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground burst early Monday morning because of cold temperatures, sending about 29,000 gallons of untreated contaminated groundwater into a nearby storm drain,...
  • Group says Maryland backsliding in bay cleanup

    Group says Maryland backsliding in bay cleanup
    Nitrogen pollution from Maryland sewage plants and industries increased in 2012, a new report says, partially undermining gains the state has made in prior years in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. While nitrogen discharges from treatment plants and...
  • Md. leads the region in reducing stormwater runoff [Letter]

    Md. leads the region in reducing stormwater runoff [Letter]
    Under the leadership of the O'Malley-Brown Administration, Maryland has made great strides toward improving the quality of the natural environment, and it continues to lead the region in efforts to reduce polluted stormwater runoff. Recognizing that...