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Environmental Pollution

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  • California earmarks a quarter of its cap-and-trade riches for environmental justice

    One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go to housing and public transit programs for poor and minority communities this year, according to the recently approved state budget. The decision caps a...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Exide's hazardous waste permit application deficient, California says

    A Vernon battery recycler, under fire for polluting the air with excessive amounts of lead and arsenic, has been given 30 days to correct shortcomings in its application for a permit to handle hazardous waste. A notice issued Tuesday by state regulators...
  • Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule

     Congress shouldn't muddy the waters on the EPA's Clean Water Act rule
    The Clean Water Act, which has been on the books since 1972,, has slowed the degradation of the nation's lakes, rivers and streams by blocking polluters from using waterways as sewers. Careful oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency has brought...
  • Md. ought to have cleaner air [Letter]

    Md. ought to have cleaner air [Letter]
    Biking and walking are my favorite ways to travel around Baltimore. To be sure I'll make it to work without stopping to wheeze for air, I subscribe to a daily bulletin for air quality reports. Recently, the air quality indicator has been yellow rather...
  • South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools

    South Baltimore students protest against planned plant near 2 schools
    A group of Baltimore students are calling on the school board to pull out of its agreement to purchase energy from a planned plant that would burn waste within a mile of two schools in one of the most polluted neighborhoods of the city. Students from...
  • Air quality alert in effect with 90s, humidity forecast Tuesday

    Air quality alert in effect with 90s, humidity forecast Tuesday
    Temperatures are forecast to hit the lower 90s Tuesday with the heat and sunshine fueling a rise in ozone pollution, prompting an air quality alert. A "code orange" air quality alert is in effect, a hazardous level for children, the elderly and those...
  • Cove Point plant threatens nearby residents' health and safety [Letter]

    Cove Point plant threatens nearby residents' health and safety [Letter]
    In its permit ruling last month, the Maryland Public Service Commission stated that the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas refinery is not in the public interest and would be a net economic negative for the state. That should have been the end of...
  • Next governor must tackle agricultural pollution [Commentary]

    Next governor must tackle agricultural pollution [Commentary]
    It's not easy telling the next governor of Maryland that he or she needs to start thinking right now about manure, but the winner of this fall's election won't have any time to waste. Toxic algal blooms and intersex fish are two examples of the threat...
  • New bay restoration pact signed

    New bay restoration pact signed
    Government officials involved in the multistate Chesapeake Bay cleanup pledged Monday to broaden and accelerate the long-running effort, including a vow to address the impacts of climate change on the ailing estuary. Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania,...
  • Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

    Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places
    Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...