Maryland is in the running for a data storage center with its own sizable power plant, a project planned for the University of Delaware until officials there spiked it amid an uproar over its scale and effect on the community.
Now is the time to contact Gov. Martin O'Malley to remind him how important it is to ramp up work by our utilities and state agencies to deliver energy efficiency, which reduces the need to generate electricity with fuels that create the carbon pollution that harms our health and planet. Our state must invest more money, and do so more effectively, especially in our housing stock. Not only will that protect our cherished Chesapeake Bay by reducing pollution, it will benefit households struggling
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into larger bodies of water, including the Chesapeake Bay.
The EPA and CFPB arguably have more power to issue regulations that affect our economy than any other regulatory bodies, yet they're among the worst offenders when it comes to cronyism and favoritism among their ranks. It's time Americans are clear that partisan activists and impartial regulation don't mix.
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over toxic soil at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the site targeted for an upscale development.
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.
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.