environmental protection

Jun 30, 2020

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 […]

Dec 3, 2018

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 […]

Aug 7, 2018

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.

Jan 27, 2017

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.

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