Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday tried to move past the fallout from his secretly recorded comments about his opponent's ethnicity, hosting an environmental policy discussion on the Eastern Shore. Television cameras and reporters met the gubernatorial hopeful, questioning Gansler's remarks that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was running for governor on his African American heritage.
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, R-Dist. 1
About 50 representatives of Harford County businesses and industries, along with county, municipal and state appointed and elected officials, crowded into a meeting room at the HEAT Center in Aberdeen Wednesday to learn more about the so-called "rain tax."
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the filibuster.
The present and former owners of a Hagerstown cement plant have agreed to pay a $700,000 fine and beef up emission controls at the facility to settle alleged air pollution violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
Craig's call for repeal of the "rain tax" might be good politics, but it's probably bad policy because cleaning up the bay is going to necessitate dealing with stormwater runoff, and dealing with stormwater runoff isn't going to happen for free.
Still smarting from news that half of Baltimore's lucrative cruise business is headed south next year, the state's ports chief said Friday that officials already are working on replacing the Carnival Pride.
By By Timothy B. Wheeler and Candy Thomson and The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore appears destined to lose lucrative cruise business next year, as Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday that it plans to move its 2,124-passenger ship, the Pride, to Tampa, Fla., in November 2014.
Ocean City, Rehoboth and Dewey beaches earn top rating from the Natural Resources Defense Council for ensuring healthy water quality for bathers. But the New York-based environmental group says nationally, there's still too much pollution fouling beaches, and the federal government isn't doing enough to safeguard the public.
President Obama will unveil a sweeping plan today to cut the nation's carbon pollution while also preparing communities for the impacts of climate change. Largely bypassing Congress, he proposes to curb power plant emissions, boost renewable energy production and enhance appliance and building efficiency.
Despite a law aimed at fighting Baltimore's notorious litter problem by discouraging plastic shopping bag use, city officials say most food vendors checked are violating a 2 1/2-year-old ordinance requiring them to notify customers they'll get the flimsy disposable sacks only if they ask for them.
For some residents near Sparrows Point, there's an upside to the closure of the steel mill: No more steelmaking byproduct — kish — raining down on their properties. But a year after the shutdown, some still worry about the possibility of long-term effects.
Environmental and community groups in Maryland supplement local, state government beach water-quality monitoring. Some environmental groups have filed notice that they intend to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its beach water-quality monitoring criteria, arguing they don't adequately protect public health.
The long-awaited proposed details on how Prince George's County officials plan to implement the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, better known as the rain tax, were released by Department of Environmental Resources officials on Monday.