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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Harbor Point environmental issues to be aired

    Harbor Point environmental issues to be aired
    A public meeting on environmental safeguards for redeveloping a Fells Point former factory site has been reset for Nov. 14, Baltimore City Council member James B. Kraft has announced. The meeting on the Harbor Point project is to be held from 7 p.m....
  • Bay cleanup gets $9.2 million in grants

    Bay cleanup gets $9.2 million in grants
    The Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort got a $9.2 million injection of funds Wednesday, as the Environmental Protection Agency and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grants to 40 projects to reduce storm-water and farm pollution, rebuild oyster...
  • Bid to join sewage spill talks denied

    Bid to join sewage spill talks denied
    A federal judge has denied - for now, at least - Blue Water Baltimore's bid to intervene in the city's effort to delay its court-decreed deadline for fixing the pervasive sewage leaks that foul local streams and Baltimore's harbor. In a brief five-...
  • Report finds reforms stymied in poultry, livestock industries

    Report finds reforms stymied in poultry, livestock industries
    A new analysis of the nation's farm animal industry finds almost no reforms have been made in the five years since a broad-based commission called for sweeping changes to address concerns about food safety, animal welfare and the environmental impacts...
  • Kittleman proposes repeal of stormwater fee

    Kittleman proposes repeal of stormwater fee
    State senator and Republican candidate for county executive Allan Kittleman has prefiled legislation to repeal Maryland's Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, he announced Monday. "While the goals of the Watershed Protection and Restoration...
  • White roofs aren't so cool

    White roofs aren't so cool
    One of the latest trends in home energy efficiency is the white roof, as described in a recent Sun article ("Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore," Oct. 15). Indeed, they can be useful in certain climates, but I would urge careful consideration...
  • Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore

    Grant targets continuing lead poisoning threats in Baltimore
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
  • Port hits rough patch

    Port hits rough patch
    At the beginning of the year, the Port of Baltimore was on a roll. At Seagirt Marine Terminal, the ribbon was cut on a 50-foot-deep berth financed by a $1.3 billion public-private partnership between the port and Ports America Chesapeake. The investment...
  • Obama nominates Hopkins professor for EPA post

    Obama nominates Hopkins professor for EPA post
    President Barack Obama has nominated a Johns Hopkins University professor to lead research at the Environmental Protection Agency — an appointment likely to stir controversy among senators concerned about the agency's reach. Thomas A. Burke, an...
  • 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....
  • A victory for the Chesapeake

    A victory for the Chesapeake
    Disasters don't make big headlines when they are averted, but last week's decision by a U.S. district court judge in Pennsylvania upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan was a big victory for environmentalists. But...
  • Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]

    Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]
    Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the...