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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution

    Carnival, EPA reach pact to curb cruise ship air pollution
    Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore....
  • Harbor Point does not need more studies [Letter]

    Harbor Point does not need more studies [Letter]
    The recent commentary, "Harbor Point environmental questions," (Dec. 2), may lead The Sun's readers to believe that additional studies are necessary before work can begin on the proposed redevelopment there. In fact, these suggested studies have nothing...
  • Harbor Point safety issues to be discussed at open house

    Harbor Point safety issues to be discussed at open house
    Plans for developing a former Baltimore chemical plant now known as Harbor Point will be aired Wednesday as the developer and government regulators explain safeguards planned to prevent release of contaminated soil and ground water beneath the site....
  • Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge

    Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups. U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....
  • 2 companies fined for hazardous-waste violations

    2 companies fined for hazardous-waste violations
    Two companies have agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty for hazardous-waste violations at an East Baltimore metal plating facility, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. EPA cited American Plating Service, Inc., which operates the...
  • Curbs on upwind air pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind air pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from outside their borders, saying emissions from the Midwest and South are hurting their residents' health and their economies. The...
  • Environmentalists slam new bay pact

    Environmentalists slam new bay pact
    Environmentalists are slamming a new draft Chesapeake Bay restoration agreement for failing to address toxic pollution or even mention climate change as a complicating factor in the three-decade effort to revive the ailing estuary. The Chesapeake Bay...
  • Carnival reverses plan to depart Baltimore port

    Carnival reverses plan to depart Baltimore port
    Pride will only leave the port of Baltimore for a few months. Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that its Carnival Pride cruise liner will return to the port of Baltimore in March 2015, after only a brief stint in Florida, thanks to new...
  • Curbs on upwind pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from beyond their borders, saying their residents' health and their economies are being hurt by smog-forming emissions from the Midwest...
  • Protect endangered air [Editorial]

    The Washington-Baltimore region is ranked worst on the East Coast for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. The common air pollutant shortens lives, and its presence causes those alerts when children, the sick and the elderly are warned to stay indoors....
  • New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]

    New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]
    Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
  • Low-key Chesapeake Bay summit draws few leaders

    Low-key Chesapeake Bay summit draws few leaders
    This could well be a winter of discontent for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Only a few of the leaders of the 30-year effort are expected to show up in Washington Thursday for an annual review of how it's going. While Gov. Martin O'Malley will be there, his...