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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Farm pollution rule withdrawn

    Farm pollution rule withdrawn
    Amid an outcry from Maryland farmers, state officials pulled back again Friday from a new regulation aimed at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay by restricting the use of animal manure to fertilize crops. The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced that...