Tag Archives: Environment

Baltimore sues Monsanto for alleged contamination of stormwater, harbor

The Baltimore harbor on the afternoon of April 6th, 2017. Photo by Maximilian Franz.

Baltimore filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging Monsanto Co. knowingly sold toxic chemicals that have caused “tens of millions of dollars” in damages to the city’s water. The complaint for public nuisance and products liability claims that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) ...

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BWI rail station overhaul receives key environmental OK

A proposed upgrade to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport’s train station has cleared a major environmental hurdle. The Federal Railroad Administration issued Thursday a finding of “No Significant Impact,”meaning Maryland can secure funds for final design and construction of ...

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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in Md., 12 other states

The Constellation Energy Brandon Shore Power Plant at Smallwood Center from across Stoney Creek. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, ...

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Baltimore Co. judge rejects MDE permit for proposed natural gas pipeline

A Flyfisherman enjoying the late summer breeze while standing in the center of the Gunpowder River. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered the Maryland Department of the Environment to revise a permit it issued for a 21-mile natural gas pipeline that would run into Harford County. Judge Justin J. King ruled last week it was "impossible" for him to determine whether the permit complies with water quality regulations because it lacks specifics and that MDE did not give enough time for public notice and comment.

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Hogan administration names No. 2 at DEC

Mary Beth Tung has been named deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment. Tung’s areas of expertise range from the law to management to science, including biology and medicine. Prior to her appointment at MDE, she worked as ...

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