environmental protection agency

Mar 16, 2023

Abt Associates extends work with EPA in new $100M contract

Rockville-based Abt Associates secured a new five-year, $100 million EPA contract to provide information on toxic chemical management and pollution prevention opportunities.

In this May 12, 2021, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The Biden administration is launching a wide-ranging strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Mar 15, 2023

EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water.

A smokestack stands at a coal plant on June 22, 2022, in Delta, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Mar 15, 2023

EPA ‘neighbor’ rule cuts downwind pollution by power plants

A new “good neighbor” rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency will restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Aug 26, 2022

EPA to designate ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

The Environmental Protection Agency is designating some toxic industrial compounds used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances.

Jun 4, 2020

Commission to ask EPA to help cut smog flowing into Maryland

A multi-state commission will ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on pollution that flows from Pennsylvania into Maryland.

Oct 10, 2019

Some Chesapeake Bay states fighting EPA clean water rule rollback

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency revoked two regulations last month dealing with clean water and air that present conflicting positions from the Trump Administration over the role states should play in protecting their own natural resources. The first came in the removal of an Obama-era rule that sought to protect streams, lakes, wetlands and […]

Dec 3, 2018

EPA waits on courts to clean up 2 Baltimore warehouses

Two Baltimore warehouses considered environmental hazards sit abandoned while the Environmental Protection Agency pursues court-ordered access to clear the sites.

Sep 17, 2018

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition

Maryland will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states, Maryland's attorney general said Monday.

Jun 4, 2018

EPA to deny Maryland, Delaware petitions against emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it plans to deny Maryland and Delaware petitions seeking emissions reductions from power plants in five upwind states.

Apr 3, 2018

EPA to ease back emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high."

Dec 28, 2017

Frosh recaps year of suing Trump administration

The attorney general listed his 20 litigation efforts this month in a year-end report on the Maryland Defense Act.

Nov 29, 2017

Bay Journal Media challenges EPA’s termination of grant

A nonprofit publication covering the Chesapeake Bay is appealing the Environmental Protection Agency’s termination of a multi-year grant supporting its production and suing over a failure to provide requested records pertaining to the decision. In August, the EPA notified Bay Journal Media Inc., the nonprofit which publishes the Bay Journal, that it intended to cancel a […]

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