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Environmental Pollution

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  • Why won't NRG bring clean energy to Maryland?

    Why won't NRG bring clean energy to Maryland?
    I'm disappointed that NRG Energy executive Lee Davis chose to escalate the discussion about last year's blocked NOx regulations in his op-ed, "NRG Committed to Clean Air in Md." (May 11). In other regions, NRG is working hard to re-brand its image as a...
  • Duke Energy fined $102 million for polluting rivers with coal ash

    Duke Energy fined $102 million for polluting rivers with coal ash
    Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electrical utility, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers for several years with toxic coal ash from five power plants in North...
  • O-zones: Taking up arms against allergy misery

    Bless you! I mean that in a spiritual sense, of course, but it's also meant as acceptance and affirmation of that sneeze you just let loose a moment ago. Chances are there was one. As you may have heard, seasonal allergies are a bugger this year. It's...
  • NRG committed to clean air in Md.

    NRG committed to clean air in Md.
    Much has been said and written about proposed new emissions regulations in Maryland, including two recent letters to the editor in The Sun that vilify NRG Energy and misrepresent its stance on improving Maryland's environment. In the interest of accuracy,...
  • Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.

     Report: Chicago is sixth 'sneeziest and wheeziest' in U.S.
    Chicago ranked as the sixth "sneeziest and wheeziest" city in the United States in a new report on how climate change and carbon emissions are affecting allergies and asthma. The undercurrent of the report, which was compiled by the Natural Resources...
  • Newington Electric Branches Out, Takes Cues From Concerns Over Outages, Exhaust

    Newington Electric Branches Out, Takes Cues From Concerns Over Outages, Exhaust
    NEWINGTON — After the Halloween snowstorm that dropped 12 inches of snow on Bradley International Airport in 2011, Newington Electric President Ed Ingalls saw the distress wrought by five days without electricity. "The phone rang off the hook...
  • ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case

    ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 to pay $11.5 million in pollution case
    Texas energy companies ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 will pay a total of $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that hundreds of their gas stations violated California anti-pollution laws since 2006. The civil complaint, filed in January 2013,...
  • State enacts tougher ozone rules

    State enacts tougher ozone rules
    Stiffer ozone pollution regulations approved by the state legislature last week won't affect the county's two coal-fired plants, but will force other area power plants to make changes to comply, officials said. The measure enacts some regulations...
  • First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere

     First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere
    Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is the fifth most common disease in the U.S. "'Hayfever' is a term I think most people use for seasonal pollen allergies (tree, grass, weed pollen)," said Dr. Sandra Y. Lin, associate professor, Department of...
  • From the Boathouse: Boating season is upon us

    Ahoy! The Newport Sea Base has declared that the figurative ice on the bay in front of the base has been broken and it's time for opening day, which is the tradition of yacht clubs on the East Coast. Since we boat year-round and our harbor does not ice...
  • Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland
    Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in the air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the...