regulatory policy and organizations
- The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant will face increased regulatory oversight after an August finding that a miscalculation on the operators' part could have led to an unnecessary emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak.
- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed Exelon Generation's license for Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant to keep its spent fuel at the southern Maryland plant for another 40 years.
- Loyola Maryland announced Thursday that it will play at Maryland next season in a rematch of the 2012 national title game, giving the Greyhounds' schedule a needed boost in the absence of perennial rival Johns Hopkins.
- 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.
- The investor group buying 1st Mariner Bank in Baltimore said Monday that they've received necessary federal and state regulatory approvals and expect to close on the deal this month.
- A proposed natural gas export facility in Southern Maryland moved closer to reality Friday, but state regulators ordered the terminal's owner to include more safety and environmental protections for the controversial project, and to donate $48 million to promote clean energy in the state and to help poor Marylanders pay their power bills.
- Unlike a year ago when the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team was left out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1971, nerves were not an issue when the 18-team field was unveiled Sunday night.