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  • State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste

    State agency slow to protect public from toxic waste
    One summer Saturday in the Bay Area city of Richmond, nitric acid leaked from a tank at a metal plating company, forming a toxic cloud that floated over a neighborhood of small houses and stucco apartments. "People were coughing. They were gasping for...
  • Blue Maryland gets more liberal [Editorial]

    Blue Maryland gets more liberal  [Editorial]
    Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one. The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
  • Esty Had A Good Run As Energy And Environment Chief

    One of the insights that Daniel C. Esty brought to state government was that environmental protection and business growth are not incompatible — indeed, they can be complementary. He put theory into action as commissioner of the state Department...
  • EPA report criticizes Alaska mine plan

    SEATTLE — The largest open-pit mine in North America, proposed for Alaska's wild and remote Bristol Bay region, would have a devastating effect on the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery and the Alaska Natives and fishermen who depend on it,...
  • Esty Leaving Malloy Administration, But What Will His Legacy Be?

    Esty Leaving Malloy Administration, But What Will His Legacy Be?
    The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake. Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....
  • Commentary: Coast students stress sustainability

    It has often been said that the grass is always greener on the other side. But the student leaders in the Coast Community College District argue that the grass can be greener on our side if we move toward sustainable practices. On Oct. 25, Coast's...
  • Telework finds growing foothold at federal agencies

    Telework finds growing foothold at federal agencies
    When Greg Ham first became eligible to work from home under a new program at the Environmental Protection Agency a few years ago, he didn't jump at the chance. "I wanted home to be separate from work," said Ham, 57, who lives in Baltimore but works as...
  • Message is mixed on fracking

    Message is mixed on fracking
    WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
  • Ford to pay C-Max owners after overstating hybrid's MPG rating

    Ford to pay C-Max owners after overstating hybrid's MPG rating
    Bowing to criticism that its C-Max hybrid didn’t get the fuel economy claimed on its window sticker, Ford Motor Co. has restated the compact car’s mileage ratings and said it will issue special payments to people who own the vehicle. Ford...
  • The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change

    The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change
    During my service as the secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida and Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I came to appreciate that state action is central to strong environmental protection. Working with the states, the EPA has...
  • House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change

    House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change
    WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech. Organized by the Energy...