Energy & Environment

Advocates See Clean Energy Bill Passing This Year Thanks to Changes in (Political) Climate

When environmental groups and their allies began pushing for new regulations that would require half of Maryland’s power to come from renewable sources by...

Chris Van Hollen and a Tale of Two Climate Bills

By Josh KurtzIn 2010, then-Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The election cycle turned out to be...

Dems Try to Trip Hogan Up on Climate Change, But He’s Right There With...

Democrats are attempting to pressure Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on the issue of climate change -- but Hogan is trying hard not to let...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Renewable Energy in 2 Swing Districts

A poll set to be released on Monday shows strong support for renewable energy in two battleground state Senate districts—one in Baltimore County and...

Rebuffed by EPA, Frosh Schedules Hearing on Trump Climate Scheme

Last fall, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) was one of several Democratic state officials from around the country who asked the Environmental Protection...

Meet Gov. Hogan’s Ambassador to the Environmental World

It’s a rare day that Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles finds himself happy to be around garbage, but this was one of those days.The...

Green Notes: 3 Major Conservation Organizations Merge

Three major Eastern Shore conservation organizations officially merged last week.Chester River Association, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, and Sassafras River Association have formed ShoreRivers, a nonprofit...

Hogan Sending Secretary Grumbles to U.N. Climate Conference

By Josh KurtzWhile the U.S. under President Trump has become isolated in the international effort to combat climate change, the state of Maryland is...

Report Highlights Nitrate Contamination in Drinking Water Across U.S.

By Paul Feldman/Fair WarningScientists have known for decades that drinking water contaminated by fertilizer nitrates can pose a threat to infants by undermining the...

Gone With the Wind? Ocean City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Push the Turbines Away

It isn’t surprising that Ocean City officials would want to hire uber-lobbyist Bruce Bereano to help them push two controversial wind energy projects farther...