Maryland’s top court will consider if state agency validly rejected a request to impose ammonia emissions standards for feeding operations to protect the bay.
In a victory for developers over environmentalists, Maryland’s top court has unanimously held that county-approved property-development agreements need not contain provisions ensuring enhanced benefits for the community, such as new schools or better roads. Nothing in Maryland law or in legislative history governing Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreements compel developers or counties[...]
The Maryland Public Service Commission was within its regulatory authority when it required a gas company to pay $48 million as a condition for approval of a planned 130-megawattt electric generating station in Calvert County, the state’s top court ruled unanimously Friday.
A Maryland environmental group wants the state to double the minimum amount of energy that must be generated by wind and solar sources over the next decade.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration. The $24 billion spending measure would gut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency with a one-third […]
The Maryland General Assembly left a number of important environmental issues on the table when it adjourned in April, environmentalists said on Monday.
Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations. Among the measures environmental groups didn’t get was a bill to prohibit the use of new hydraulic […]
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland Department of the Environment are calling for the potential sale of the Sparrows Point steel mill to be rejected if the deal does not contain clear language about what the new owner needs to do to clean up the site.
PITTSBURGH — A new Department of Energy study may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Do gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? Department spokesman Richard Hammack says a gas drilling company in southwestern Pennsylvania has let researchers add tracing compounds to the fluids used […]
In the best session for environmental legislation in four years, members of the General Assembly still barely earned a passing grade, according to an environmental group’s annual scorecard. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters discussed its 2012 evaluation of legislators Tuesday standing atop Federal Hill Park, overlooking the picturesque but polluted water of Baltimore’s Inner […[...]
WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday that environmentalists can proceed with a federal court appeal in a dispute involving water quality monitoring at an RG Steel facility near Baltimore. RG Steel, the nation’s fourth-largest flat-rolled steel manufacturer, sought bankruptcy protection in late May, citing financial struggles with low steel prices and high […]
DOVER, Del. — Environmentalists are asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge for permission to pursue a federal court appeal in a dispute involving RG Steel’s steel mill in Sparrows Point. RG Steel, the nation’s fourth-largest flat-rolled steel manufacturer, sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware last month. Bankruptcy filings routinely bring a halt to all litigation involving the [&hell[...]