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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • Of "the" I sing

    At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University. That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
  • Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air

    Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air
    The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1. Harris, whose...
  • Transformation begins at 910 Frederick Road

    Transformation begins at 910 Frederick Road
    A tall chain link fence and bright yellow signs showing "Demolition in Progress" scrawled in black marker signal the start of a transformation at 910 Frederick Road. The property at that address — formerly a Baltimore County Department of Social...
  • Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows

    Hurdles loom as Baltimore's port grows
    The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs. The port'...
  • Craig event to highlight 'rain tax' impact

    Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014, will use an auto dealership as a backdrop Tuesday for an attack on the storm water management fee that opponents have dubbed the "rain tax." Craig...
  • Repeal the rain tax

    Repeal the rain tax
    Of the 40 new taxes, fees and tolls the O'Malley-Brown administration has enacted, the most egregious is the so-called rain tax. It is a national embarrassment and a case study in ill-conceived public policy. Officially known as the "Stormwater Management...
  • GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback

    GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback
    Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay....
  • Harford's Craig to seek repeal of local 'rain tax'

    Harford's Craig to seek repeal of local 'rain tax'
    Harford County Executive and gubernatorial hopeful David Craig said he wants to repeal the state's storm water remediation fee, known as the "rain tax," and challenged state officials to prove that the mandate actually makes sense. "When they tell us we...
  • 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...
  • Reason for skepticism all around on the latest 'rain tax' proposal [Editorial]

    Reason for skepticism all around on the latest 'rain tax' proposal [Editorial]
    Just as there's good reason to be skeptical about the Maryland Storm water Remediation Fee, often referred to as the "rain tax," there's reason to be skeptical about Harford County Executive David R. Craig's vow to introduce legislation to repeal the...
  • Scientists defend storm-water controls

    Scientists defend storm-water controls
    Scientists and others engaged in protecting Maryland's rivers and streams are rising to the defense of the state's storm-water management laws in the wake of Harford County Executive David Craig's call for their repeal. Craig, a leading Republican...