| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In recent testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman inaccurately depicted her county and others in Maryland as unsuspecting victims of a 2012 state law dealing with "stormwater utility fees." The fact is...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 PM
— Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman and the head of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation sparred Tuesday over the storm water fees enacted this year on homeowners and businesses in Maryland's most populous localities.
Testifying at a Senate...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:48 AM
October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:52 PM
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....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:04 PM
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....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Farming and building groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling recently that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay.
Lawyers for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:37 AM
It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig wants to roll back state environmental laws that protect the Chesapeake Bay. He says it's not clear in his mind that these laws have been effective.
The facts are indisputable: our efforts to decrease...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura A. Neuman on Thursday vetoed that county’s version of the so-called rain tax — making it the first jurisdiction to take action against the controversial state-mandated stormwater management fee.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Legislators in Annapolis were less reliably green this year, as many saw their scores slip in the annual report card issued Monday by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.
While lawmakers earned praise for approving bills promoting offshore wind...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
I received my commercial property tax bill and cleverly concealed with no explanation was the much anticipated "rain tax" section of the bill. I knew it was going to be ugly, and so it was.
I had already familiarized myself with the details. It was...