Tag Archives: environmental protection

Baltimore urges justices to keep Big Oil suit in state court

A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands April 7. Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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 ...

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Developer loses constitutional challenge to MoCo zoning change

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

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 ...

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Don’t ease offshore drilling rules, Frosh tells U.S. regulators

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh Wednesday spoke in favor of legislation that would give the money raised by the increased eviction filing fee to the financially strapped Maryland Legal Services Corp., which funds groups that provide free legal services to low-income Marylanders. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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.

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High court upholds MDE’s broad view of ‘premises’ for air tests

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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.

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