Dec 5, 2013

Md., Feds OK Harbor Point project

The proposed $1 billion project at Harbor Point cleared major environmental hurdles Thursday when state and federal agencies approved the developer’s detailed design plan for energy giant Exelon Corp.’s regional headquarters.

Dec 5, 2013

U.S. agriculture secretary touts farm efforts in bay cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. — Farmers have significantly reduced the flow of pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay, with new conservation practices keeping more than 15 million tons of sediment alone out of the estuary, a report released Thursday said. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the results of farm surveys to document how voluntary, incentive-based approaches to agricultural […]

Nov 17, 2013

Pols in hot water over rain tax

Republicans and Democrats alike appear to be lining up with legislation to alter and in some cases repeal the controversial stormwater pollution fee sometimes referred to as the “rain tax.”

Oct 15, 2013

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said they will review a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld the government’s unprecedented regulation of carbon dioxide and […]

Oct 9, 2013

Eastern Shore farmers express concern about fertilizer rules

SALISBURY — Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops. Farmers talked about their concerns Tuesday night in Salisbury with state agriculture officials. Maryland Department of Agriculture officials say the phosphorus management tool will be phased in for farms with a fertility index value […]

Oct 8, 2013

Farm groups appeal Chesapeake Bay cleanup ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Farm groups said Tuesday that they were appealing a judge’s decision to uphold federal pollution limits that are designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, construction and agricultural runoff. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association […]

Sep 22, 2013

Next Supreme Court term could bring new focus on Clean Air Act

Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenge an Environmental Protection Agency rule designed to reduce the amount of power plant air pollutants that drift across state lines may be the first in a flurry of high court environmental cases that could have a major impact on federal policy and businesses.

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Aug 27, 2013

Judge does not award Perdue attorneys’ fees in pollution lawsuit

The group that accused Perdue Farms Inc. of polluting the Chesapeake Bay will not have to pay attorneys’ fees to the poultry giant and a Berlin farmer.

Aug 27, 2013

Judge asked to dismiss ex-BP engineer’s indictment

NEW ORLEANS — A former BP engineer claims newly disclosed transcripts show “serious, recurring defects” in the grand jury proceedings that led to his indictment on charges he deleted text messages and voicemails about the company’s response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kurt Mix’s attorneys asked a federal judge on […]

Aug 27, 2013

Eye Opener: Cardin says he’ll try to undo sequester

A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.

Aug 26, 2013

Department of Agriculture withdraws regulations after farmers protest

In a matter of hours on Monday, Eastern Shore lawmakers and farming interest groups went from outraged to satisfied with proposed state regulations.

Aug 12, 2013

Sewage spill prompts Deep Creek Lake restrictions

McHENRY — Garrett County officials say about 36,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a creek that flows into Deep Creek Lake. Officials imposed swimming and fishing restrictions in the north western end of Marsh Run Cove where the domestic wastewater spilled on Friday. After the overflow at the McHenry sewage holding tank, the Maryland Department […]

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