Nov 14, 2014

Report: Conowingo Dam not behind bay’s pollution

The Chesapeake Bay may have water quality issues, but according to a new study, the Conowingo Dam doesn’t seem to be a major cause of them.

Oct 31, 2014

Md. company pleads guilty to water pollution

A Baltimore County company that makes sports coating for surfaces like tennis courts has pleaded guilty to water pollution and agreed to pay $20,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund.

Sep 16, 2014

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

Sep 8, 2014

Panel delays final vote on smog protections

A Maryland panel has given provisional approval to new protections against smog, but some environmental groups are not happy that a final vote has been delayed for a month.

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. seeks dismissal of Fort Detrick pollution suit

The federal government asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a developer's lawsuit alleging that groundwater pollution from Fort Detrick in Frederick reduced the value of private land next door.

Jun 16, 2014

Effects of pollution limits? Everyone’s guessing

President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.

May 13, 2014

Md. developer sues Army, alleging water pollution

Chemicals dumped decades ago in trenches at Fort Detrick have contaminated the groundwater on private property next to the Army post and ruined the parcel's development potential, a developer claims in a civil lawsuit seeking $37 million in damages from the U.S. government.

Apr 15, 2014

Court upholds EPA emission standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Mar 6, 2014

Fort Detrick: Building site groundwater polluted

The Army says it has found unsafe levels of groundwater pollution on private property near Fort Detrick where a developer wants to build more than 700 homes.

Jan 13, 2014

CO2 pollution rose in 2013 after years of decline

WASHINGTON — Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 percent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said Monday. The increase was largely due to a small boost in coal consumption by the electric power industry, according to the study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. American cars and factories […]

Dec 11, 2013

Heavy snows could yield summer algae blooms

If Maryland experiences heavy snowfall this winter, biologists predict the Chesapeake Bay could experience above-average levels of bacteria and toxic algae blooms during the summer.

Dec 9, 2013

It’s an ill wind that blows Maryland no good

Maryland joined seven other states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast in petitioning the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions. The petition is aimed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It seeks a reduction in emissions carried by prevailing winds that […]

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