The parents of two young women killed in a destructive coal train derailment in Ellicott City in 2012 unleashed heated criticism of the railroad for the first time Tuesday — blaming CSX Transportation for their daughters' deaths.
The derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City nearly two years ago began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two young women happened to be seated along the tracks, according to investigative documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday.
Maryland hasn't had a new power plant of any significance built in over a decade — one reason it imports more electricity than almost any other state, racking up extra charges for consumers. But now new plants are coming.
Instead of the federal CO2 level, Maryland must focus on the state level to eliminate the toxic pollutants nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. This can only be achieved by retiring the Charles P. Crane and Herbert A. Wagner coal power plants that produce them.
There are many other benefits to Marylanders from reducing our dependence on coal-fired power plants that we need to fully understand so that we can enthusiastically support new measures to reduce carbon emissions and speed up their adoption.
The destructive collision of a 477-foot tanker with a coal pier in Baltimore in 2012 that cost millions of dollars in damages, injured a dockworker and sparked litigation was likely caused by the "high rate of speed" at which operators were turning the Wawasan Ruby into Curtis Creek, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
NRG Energy said Friday that it notified the region's grid operator of plans to retire all the coal-fired generation units at two of its Maryland power plants, facilities that are the subject of a water-pollution suit by state regulators.
Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Friday that it is temporarily halting its practice of giving second opinions in possible "black lung" cases, after ABC News reported that Hopkins doctors usually side with the coal mining companies paying for the service.
Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.
Environmental groups and some Curtis Bay residents are pressing the Maryland Department of the Environment to tighten pollution safeguards at the CSX coal terminal, saying they're concerned about runoff from the busy facility and about black dust blown onto and into their homes.
A CSX dockworker who says he suffered disabling injuries last August when a coal ship collided with a Curtis Bay pier has filed a multimillion lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the shipping company
A CSX dockworker who says he suffered disabling injuries last August when a coal ship collided with a Curtis Bay pier has filed a multi-million lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the shipping company
The operator of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in penalties and fix long-standing pollution problems at the landfills in Southern Maryland and Montgomery County where it disposes of the ash from those plants, according to court documents.
A British coal mining strike in 1984 seems like a rather sooty setting for an inspirational story, but that gave audiences all the more reason to root for a miner's son who aspires to be a ballet dancer in the 2000 movie "Billy Elliot." Its theatrical adaptation won 10 Tony Awards in 2009, including best musical, and now that touring Broadway show has come to the Hippodome Theatre.
The National Transportation Safety Board continued to investigate the train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday but had reached no conclusions about its cause, the chief investigator said Wednesday.
Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek Saturday to call attention to the recent sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings chairman for the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, told a team of the organization's volunteers they were on a three-part mission: "Enjoy, explore and protect."