Energy & Environment

Early Analysis Shows Md. Air Quality Improving During Pandemic

This should come as no surprise, but preliminary data collected by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and other government agencies show that...

As EPA Eases Enforcement, Marylanders Fear for the Bay

Late last month, the Trump administration announced that it would ease up on requirements for facilities to monitor and report their pollution during the...

Keep the Change: The End of Cash Tolling Is ‘Inevitable’

For reasons that elude most policymakers and transportation analysts, many motorists refuse to get an E-ZPass transponder, opting instead to queue at every toll...

Opinion: Lessons for Our Times From a Man Named Harold Denton

Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent stay in place order for almost all residents of Maryland during a very uncertain time led me to think about...

Frosh, Fellow AGs to Trump: Put the Brakes on New Regulations

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and 20 other attorneys general from across the country are pressing the Trump administration to freeze pending...

Virus Prompts States to Put Plastic Bag Bans on Hold

One of the many bills that fell by the wayside when the General Assembly adjourned three weeks early was a measure to ban single-use...

Opinion: What Will Maryland’s Climate Legacy Be This Year?

As we approach "crossover" day in the State House Monday, our Maryland leaders should ask themselves: What will be Maryland's climate legacy this year?That...

Md. Congressional Dems Make Honor Roll in Green Group’s Annual Report Card

The nine Democrats in Maryland's congressional delegation scored perfect or near-perfect scores from a leading national environmental group in 2019, according to a just-released...

Opinion: Bipartisan Emergency Bill Would Halt Bad Deal on Conowingo

The State of Maryland has a powerful and binding tool to help improve water quality and the health of the Chesapeake Bay for the...

Opinion: The Water Quality Accountability Act Is a Water Privatization Bill

Don’t be fooled: the Water Quality Accountability Act (SB 820/ HB 1416) is a water privatization bill. It would take away all public funding...