Baltimore urges justices to keep Big Oil suit in state court
Baltimore urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to turn aside Big Oil’s bid to have the city’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In papers filed with the justices, Baltimore said a U.S. appeals court properly limited the bases for permitting the litigation to be […]
Developer loses constitutional challenge to MoCo zoning change
Montgomery County did not violate a developer’s constitutional rights by adopting a water system amendment to a master zoning plan, changes that devalued the planned development, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its reported 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the developer, Pulte Home Corp., had no constitutionally protected […]
Don’t ease offshore drilling rules, Frosh tells U.S. regulators
The U.S. Interior Department’s proposed relaxation of regulations designed to prevent another catastrophic offshore-drilling explosion could prove disastrous for the mid-Atlantic shoreline, Maryland’s attorney general wrote in a letter this week to regulators.
High court upholds MDE’s broad view of ‘premises’ for air tests
A divided Maryland high court has upheld the state environmental agency’s approval of emissions from a crematorium, even though the test for airborne toxins was conducted at the outer edge of the commercial park in Millersville and not in a concerned, adjacent business.