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Environmental Politics

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  • Harbor Point construction could begin by end of the month

    Harbor Point construction could begin by end of the month
    Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project in Baltimore could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals. Harbor Point...
  • Talk about environmental justice in Baltimore

    Talk about environmental justice in Baltimore
    How can Baltimoreans "strive for environmental justice for all citizens, particularly in the face of climate change?" That's one of the central questions to be tackled Thursday evening at a forum put on by the Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks &...
  • Laguna water districts weigh in on desalination plant

    Officials from Laguna Beach's two water districts are intent on moving forward with a proposed desalination plant in Dana Point. The Laguna Beach County Water District commissioners and board of directors voted Tuesday to consult with South Coast...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Kaine's all nighter on climate change

    Sen. Tim Kaine was among two dozen Senators to pull an all nighter this week to discuss climate change. And perhaps like those of us (naming no names) who’ve gone through some white nights getting set for a mean calculus exam, he kicked off his...
  • Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay

    Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay
    New federal auto emission and fuel standards announced Monday should help clear Maryland's summer smog and even aid the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to state environmental officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the "Tier 3"...
  • EPA rule could hurt Baltimore port [Commentary]

    EPA rule could hurt Baltimore port [Commentary]
    The Port of Baltimore sits on the cusp of major advancements. This year marks the highly anticipated completion of an eight-year project to widen the Panama Canal, which is expected to bring a major boost in cargo shipments to Baltimore, one of only two...
  • Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles [Commentary]

    Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles [Commentary]
    In a commentary published March 6 in The Baltimore Sun, Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride?, the authors, both of the Food & Water Watch organization, claim that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the "bay'...
  • EPA and BP reach agreement on deep-water drilling bids

    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and BP announced Thursday an agreement that would allow the energy giant to bid once again on deep-water offshore drilling leases, reversing a government decision two years ago to bar the company from...
  • EPA lifts ban on BP winning federal contracts

    EPA lifts ban on BP winning federal contracts
    U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. BP reached a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency that opens the...
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...