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Baltimore Sun
Self-service emissions testing available 24 hours a dayEvery two years, the notice arrives for the state vehicle emissions test. The e
Self-service emissions testing available 24 hours a day
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Every two years, the notice arrives for the state vehicle emissions test. The eight weeks until the deadline always seem like enough time to make it to a station for the test — until it's the day before and the threat of a fine looms. But now the... Read more
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NBC Washington
Md. to Roll Out Self-Service Vehicle Inspection KiosksMaryland officials are rolling out a self-service program for the state's Vehic
Md. to Roll Out Self-Service Vehicle Inspection Kiosks
NBC Washington / Posted 7 days ago
Maryland officials are rolling out a self-service program for the state's Vehicle Emission Inspection Program. A new kiosk that will be demonstrated Friday will drivers to test their vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Glen Burnie... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Tracking crude oilCrude oil production has reached record levels in the United States, and trains
Tracking crude oil
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
Crude oil production has reached record levels in the United States, and trains are carrying more of the highly-flammable cargo than ever. Given that reality — and the worrisome potential for large-scale disaster when these trains are involved in... Read more
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The Daily Record
Northrop Grumman gets Md. Green Registry Leadership AwardLINTHICUM -- Northrop Grumman Corp.’s electronic systems sector’s ongoing commi
Northrop Grumman gets Md. Green Registry Leadership Award
The Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
LINTHICUM -- Northrop Grumman Corp.’s electronic systems sector’s ongoing commitment to environmental performance and sustainability has earned the company the prestigious Maryland Green Registry award from officials at the Maryland Department of the... Read more
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The Daily Record
Northrop Grumman gets Md. Green Registry Leadership AwardFrom left, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector employees Mike Ensor, env
Northrop Grumman gets Md. Green Registry Leadership Award
The Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
From left, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector employees Mike Ensor, environmental scientist; Anthony Mazzella, environmental specialist; Frank Frick, manager, facilities engineering and construction; Jay Tolle, director of environmental,... Read more
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South Maryland News
Loveville gravel mine back in operationSome areas have granite. Some have natural gas. Southern Maryland has an abunda
Loveville gravel mine back in operation
South Maryland News / Posted 9 days ago
Some areas have granite. Some have natural gas. Southern Maryland has an abundance of sand and gravel, a basic building block of construction. There are sand and gravel mining operations in St. Mary’s County, from rural areas to Lexington Park.... Read more
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The Columbian
Circuit court judge orders release of oil train reportsWASHINGTON — A Maryland judge rejected two rail carriers' arguments that oil tr
Circuit court judge orders release of oil train reports
The Columbian / Posted 10 days ago
WASHINGTON — A Maryland judge rejected two rail carriers' arguments that oil train reports should be withheld from the public, ordering them released to McClatchy and other news organizations that sought them. The ruling isn't the first time... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Judge rules Md. must release crude oil shipment informationA Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that information railroads su
Judge rules Md. must release crude oil shipment information
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that information railroads submit to the state about the volume and frequency of their crude oil shipments is public. The decision rejects efforts by two major Eastern railroads, Norfolk Southern... Read more
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The Daily Record
Md. judge: Railroad companies’ oil shipment records publicA Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ruled records describing large oil shi
Md. judge: Railroad companies’ oil shipment records public
The Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ruled records describing large oil shipments by rail subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act. Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill's ruling was made late last week, and advocates for disclosure... Read more
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The Daily Record
Legislators call for Holt’s resignationMore than two-dozen Democratic delegates have called for the resignation of Ken
Legislators call for Holt’s resignation
The Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
More than two-dozen Democratic delegates have called for the resignation of Kenneth C. Holt, Gov. Larry Hogan’s secretary of Housing and Community Development in the wake of controversial lead poisoning comments made on Friday. “This past Friday in... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Code Orange air quality alert issued with highs forecast in 90s MondayHeat, humidity and sunshine are forecast to make it feel like the mid-90s and c
Code Orange air quality alert issued with highs forecast in 90s Monday
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
Heat, humidity and sunshine are forecast to make it feel like the mid-90s and create unhealthy air pollution in Baltimore on Monday. Highs are forecast in the lower 90s, with humidity making it feel a few degrees hotter. Overnight lows were forecast... Read more
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The Daily Record
Holt apologizes for lead paint commentsDepartment of Housing and Community Development Sec. Kenneth C. Holt is apologi
Holt apologizes for lead paint comments
The Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
Department of Housing and Community Development Sec. Kenneth C. Holt is apologizing for controversial comments he made Friday about how some mothers may intentionally poison their children to get housing benefits. The apology, issued by spokeswoman... Read more
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The Daily Record
Rutherford: Holt “off the reservation” on lead poisoning commentsLt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford publicly rebuked Department of Housing and Community D
Rutherford: Holt “off the reservation” on lead poisoning comments
The Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford publicly rebuked Department of Housing and Community Development Sec. Kenneth C. Holt for statements made a day earlier in which the agency head repeated an anecdote told to him about mothers that may use lead fishing weights... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
State housing chief suggests mothers may deliberately expose children to leadOCEAN CITY — Gov. Larry Hogan's top housing official said Friday he wants to lo
State housing chief suggests mothers may deliberately expose children to lead
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
OCEAN CITY — Gov. Larry Hogan's top housing official said Friday he wants to look at loosening state lead paint poisoning laws, saying they could motivate a mother to deliberately poison her child to obtain free housing. Kenneth C. Holt, secretary... Read more
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NBC Washington
Raw Sewage Leak in Olney, MarylandRaw sewage is flowing in Olney, Maryland, near the Olney Theatre Center for the
Raw Sewage Leak in Olney, Maryland
NBC Washington / Posted 15 days ago
Raw sewage is flowing in Olney, Maryland, near the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, after a break in a 20-inch pressurized sewer main. The amount of sewage cannot be determined at this time. At about 10:15 a.m., the Olney Wastewater Pumping... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Environment secretary pledges fracking policy transparencyMaryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles says his agency w
Environment secretary pledges fracking policy transparency
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles says his agency will gather more information and listen to citizens as it develops rules for fracking in the state. Grumbles fielded questions at a public meeting Tuesday in Garrett... Read more
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South Maryland News
LNG opponents voice concerns at state climate change hearingA public hearing held by the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and the Mary
LNG opponents voice concerns at state climate change hearing
South Maryland News / Posted 16 days ago
A public hearing held by the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and the Maryland Department of the Environment last week was geared toward receiving input on the state’s progress and priorities on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many of those... Read more
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South Maryland News
New community center approved in Prince FrederickThe county hopes a new temporary community center in Prince Frederick will be o
New community center approved in Prince Frederick
South Maryland News / Posted 21 days ago
The county hopes a new temporary community center in Prince Frederick will be operational by the year’s end, after its purchase of the former building owned by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. After a public hearing Tuesday, a budget... Read more
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South Maryland News
LNG opponents voice concerns at state emissions reduction hearingStaff writer A public hearing held by the Maryland Commission on Climate Chang
LNG opponents voice concerns at state emissions reduction hearing
South Maryland News / Posted 21 days ago
Staff writer A public hearing held by the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and the Maryland Department of the Environment on Tuesday evening was geared toward receiving input on the state’s progress and priorities on reducing greenhouse gas... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Hogan smog plan clears hurdle after being tweaked to help power plantsThe Hogan administration's plan for curbing smog-forming pollution from coal-bu
Hogan smog plan clears hurdle after being tweaked to help power plants
Baltimore Sun / Posted 22 days ago
The Hogan administration's plan for curbing smog-forming pollution from coal-burning power plants cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, winning approval from the state's air-quality advisory council despite complaints from environmentalists and some... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
A 'fishable' Baltimore Harbor, but is it safe?Now that I've tried it a few times, with a little success, I can say this about
A 'fishable' Baltimore Harbor, but is it safe?
Baltimore Sun / Posted 22 days ago
Now that I've tried it a few times, with a little success, I can say this about fly fishing for rockfish from the Inner Harbor promenade: You have to watch out for joggers on your back-cast. If you're not careful, you'll hook one, and that could mean... Read more
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The Daily Record
Maryland officials reviewing Obama’s greenhouse gas limitsANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking some time to
Maryland officials reviewing Obama’s greenhouse gas limits
The Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
ANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Maryland Officials Reviewing Obama's Greenhouse Gas LimitsANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking so
Maryland Officials Reviewing Obama's Greenhouse Gas Limits
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 24 days ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
State sees no threat to rare species from coal mine's growthThe Maryland Department of the Environment says the growth of a coal mine near
State sees no threat to rare species from coal mine's growth
Baltimore Sun / Posted 27 days ago
The Maryland Department of the Environment says the growth of a coal mine near Grantsville is unlikely to threaten two rare aquatic species. The agency is proposing that Maryland Energy Resources be allowed to double the amount of treated mine... Read more
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Washington Post
WSSC closes Patuxent River recreational area after sewage spillWSSC contractors repair a broken sewer main in Olney on July 28. Sewage that sp
WSSC closes Patuxent River recreational area after sewage spill
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
WSSC contractors repair a broken sewer main in Olney on July 28. Sewage that spilled from the broken main ended up in a tributary to the Patuxent River, prompting WSSC to close a recreational area on the river for 30 days. (Washington Suburban... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maryland's regulation SWAT teamGov. Larry Hogan has taken a well-worn page from the right-wing handbook and an
Maryland's regulation SWAT team
Baltimore Sun / Posted 29 days ago
Gov. Larry Hogan has taken a well-worn page from the right-wing handbook and announced the appointment of a panel of business executives to identify state regulations that should be dismantled. It's tempting to dismiss the panel as a sop to his... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Construction nearly finished on Bel Air craft breweryPhillip Rhudy says he's trying to use as many locally-sourced products and serv
Construction nearly finished on Bel Air craft brewery
Baltimore Sun / Posted 29 days ago
Phillip Rhudy says he's trying to use as many locally-sourced products and services as possible in constructing his new Bel Air craft brewery and in the beer he'll be making there. "We have 12 acres of barley planted now at Hawk's Meadow Farm [in... Read more
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South Maryland News
MetCom pays fines while sewer plant is upgradedThe St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, the county’s central water and s
MetCom pays fines while sewer plant is upgraded
South Maryland News / Posted 30 days ago
The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, the county’s central water and sewer provider, is being fined $100 by the state for every day that it exceeds new nitrogen output levels. The Marlay-Taylor sewage treatment plant in Lexington Park is... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
New Hogan smog plan fails to satisfy power plants, environmentalistsMaryland regulators unveiled Tuesday a plan for reducing smog-forming pollution
New Hogan smog plan fails to satisfy power plants, environmentalists
Baltimore Sun / Posted 30 days ago
Maryland regulators unveiled Tuesday a plan for reducing smog-forming pollution from coal-burning power plants, but it drew criticism from both the industry and environmentalists. George S. "Tad" Aburn Jr., air-quality chief for the Maryland... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
One way to stop flooding in Overbrook: demolish housesMore than 30 victims of flooding in Overbrook met Thursday to consider their op
One way to stop flooding in Overbrook: demolish houses
Baltimore Sun / Posted 1 months ago
More than 30 victims of flooding in Overbrook met Thursday to consider their options, none of them good. Baltimore County in March offered the neighborhood seven options for solving flooding issues, but almost all of the options would include razing... Read more
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South Maryland News
St. Mary’s recycling rate now at 45 percentA state mandate calls for St. Mary’s County to recycle 20 percent of its trash.
St. Mary’s recycling rate now at 45 percent
South Maryland News / Posted 1 months ago
A state mandate calls for St. Mary’s County to recycle 20 percent of its trash. The rate is up to 45 percent now, the county commissioners were told Tuesday. When recycling began in earnest in St. Mary’s County in 1994, the rate was 16.75 percent... Read more
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South Maryland News
Neighbors against planned power plant in BrandywineAbout 40 people came to a Maryland Public Service Commission hearing Tuesday to
Neighbors against planned power plant in Brandywine
South Maryland News / Posted 1 months ago
About 40 people came to a Maryland Public Service Commission hearing Tuesday to voice their concerns about a proposed natural gas-fueled power plant owned by Mattawoman Energy LLC. The plant was first proposed as an 859-megawatt plant, but was... Read more

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