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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup

    Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup
    The Chesapeake Bay's cleanup may be delayed "several decades" by the slow pace at which farm pollution is being flushed from ground water on the Delmarva Peninsula, a new study says. The research by the U.S. Geological Survey also suggests pollution...
  • 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...
  • In unlikely basketball odyssey, Varun Ram goes from River Hill to Comcast Center

    In unlikely basketball odyssey, Varun Ram goes from River Hill to Comcast Center
    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland point guard Varun Ram used to get stares from opposing guards who thought they could dominate him on the court. When he played at River Hill in Clarksville and with a Howard County-based Amateur Athletic Union team, Ram...
  • 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...
  • Ross E. Smith Jr. named Harford Farmer of the Year

    Ross E. Smith Jr. named Harford Farmer of the Year
    A Harford County farmer who has worked to ensure his descendants and the descendants of other local farmers carry on the practice has been named the 2013 Farmer of the Year by the members of the Harford County Farm Bureau. Ross E. Smith Jr., 80,...
  • Meeting to air Harbor Point questions

    Meeting to air Harbor Point questions
    A public meeting tonight (Thursday) will give city residents a chance to ask questions about environmental safeguards for developing Harbor Point, a former factory site in Fells Point where toxic chromium remains entombed underground. The meeting,...
  • Corporate conservation takes root in South Baltimore

    Corporate conservation takes root in South Baltimore
    A sprawling paint factory in industrial South Baltimore might be the last place you'd expect to attract hummingbirds. But Sherwin-Williams might now start drawing nectar-loving birds and more with native wildflowers, American beautyberry and pine...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • From table scraps to garden soil

    From table scraps to garden soil
    Table scraps aren't destined for the garbage disposal any more. At least not in Howard County, where executive Ken Ulman spent Friday morning delivering giant green bins to homeowners around Clarksville who signed on to recycle their kitchen waste so...
  • Farming, building groups appeal Bay ruling

    Farming, building groups appeal Bay ruling
    Farming and building groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling recently that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay. Lawyers for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and...