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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...
  • 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...
  • Federal bay cleanup efforts lag, group claims

    Federal bay cleanup efforts lag, group claims
    Federally funded efforts to curtail farm pollution of the Chesapeake Bay are falling short, and recent spending cuts by Congress cast doubt on the efforts' ultimate success, an environmental group said Monday. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said...
  • Maryland threatens fines over stormwater pollution fee

    Maryland threatens fines over stormwater pollution fee
    Turning up the heat on local politicians over a contentious stormwater fee, Maryland officials warned Carroll County that it faces fines of up to $10,000 per day for refusing to impose the mandatory pollution cleanup charge, and cautioned two other...
  • State warns Harford officials on 'rain tax' repeal

    State warns Harford officials on 'rain tax' repeal
    Harford County could face stiff fines and other enforcement actions from the state and federal governments if county officials repeal a local stormwater management fee, also known as the "rain tax," the state government's top environmental official warned...
  • Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

    Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay
    Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science determined that nitrogen pollution in nine...
  • Blue Maryland gets more liberal [Editorial]

    Blue Maryland gets more liberal  [Editorial]
    Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one. The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
  • Effective leadership can boost federal employee satisfaction, partnership finds

    Effective leadership can boost federal employee satisfaction, partnership finds
    Leadership, more than any other factor, shapes how federal employees view their workplaces, says Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. The Washington-based nonprofit, which encourages careers in public service, found...
  • The 'rain tax' debate

    The 'rain tax' debate
    With the 2014 general election almost exactly one year away, at least five of Maryland's gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate environmental issues for the first time tomorrow in Annapolis. No doubt questions will range from smart growth to...
  • We must tackle climate change

    We must tackle climate change
    Climate change is a looming problem that will affect developed and developing countries. Developed nations have historically — and primarily — contributed to this problem, despite the fact that developing nations will be disproportionately...