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  • Hookah lounges show poor air quality, Hopkins study says

    Although hookah lounges are becoming more popular, smoking flavored tobacco through water pipes creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution, according to a new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins...
  • Ford Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings on Six Cars, Will Reimburse Owners

     
    Ford announced today that it is revising fuel economy ratings for six models and compensating owners of about 200,000 vehicles after internal testing revealed errors in its evaluation process. Vehicles affected include the 2013-14 C-Max Hybrid, Fusion...
  • Coal is a people-killer [Letter]

    Coal is a people-killer [Letter]
    Coal-fired power plants are the greatest source of greenhouse gas in America ("Carbon rules can work," June 2). Neighboring West Virginia extracts 90 percent of its power from coal alone, and there are eight active coal units in Maryland that violate...
  • Tax coal-burning power plants

    This is regarding "EPA to push for cuts to CO2; Rule would aim to diminish emissions by 30% in 16 years" (Page 1, June 2). While the coal industry maintains that federal regulations regarding coal emissions would eliminate jobs, raise prices and result in...
  • City Council president to request hearing on $2B more in debt for water system

    City Council president to request hearing on $2B more in debt for water system
    To investigate the possibly of future water rate increases, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Monday will request a hearing to discuss a request by the Department of Public Works to borrow up to $2 billion. The city...
  • EPA administrator says rule critics 'crying wolf' to protect interests

    EPA administrator says rule critics 'crying wolf' to protect interests
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy offered a blunt defense Monday of the Obama administration’s new rule to cut carbon dioxide pollution, touting its benefits against mounting criticism from the coal industry and some...
  • EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

    The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months. Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups: “Today’s announcement is a dagger in...
  • Wittman: cost versus benefit for carbon rules

    U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman is an environmental scientist by trade, and he said Monday that he has a lot of concerns about the risk/reward equation inherent in the Obama administrations' proposed new carbon rules. Wittman, a Republican who represents parts of...
  • Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

    Guarding local swimmers  [Editorial]
    The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
  • New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions

    New England Leading The Way In Capping Carbon Emissions
    New England's five-year head start on capping greenhouse gases is expected to make light work of a requirement proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The rule proposed Monday requires...
  • Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change

    Environment trumps politics: The U.S. takes a stand on climate change
    In a single stroke Monday, the Obama administration opened a two-front war against the forces of scientific ignorance and political inertia. Its weapon was a policy proposal aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 15% to 17%...