Energy & Environment

Lawmakers Rev Up Bill to Crush Errant Cruisers in Ocean City

Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-Lower Shore) showed a three-minute video compilation to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Wednesday of an Ocean City unrecognizable: Drivers...

Lawmaker Calls Problems With Mold Remediation ‘a Consumer Rights Issue’

Del. Shaneka Henson (D-Anne Arundel) unveiled a piece of legislation Wednesday that aims to regulate the way the state handles the mitigation and prevention...

Opinion: Increasing Accountability in Maryland’s Water Systems

Clean drinking water is vital for every resident of Maryland. After decades of insufficient investments in drinking water systems and wastewater infrastructure around the...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Loses Funding for Education Programs

The nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation has seen state funding for its outdoor education programming dry up.According to a statement from the foundation, this means...

Blue-Green Divide on Display as Workers Swarm Legislature to Oppose Coal Plant Shutdowns

Dozens of workers from coal-fired power plants spent Tuesday in the Senate Office Building letting lawmakers know they oppose a bill that would phase...

Legislation Would Cover Pets Under State’s Black Bear Damage Fund

By Jeff BarnesMaryland pet owners could be compensated for black bear attacks under legislation that is moving through the Senate and is due to...

Legislation Seeks More Environmentally-Friendly Turf Removal

Players and fans of high school sports are familiar with artificial turf -- the fake grass material made from thousands of pounds of old,...

State Ag Dept. Moves to Phase Out Pesticide as Bill to Ban it Progresses

After resisting legislation to ban the chemical for the past few General Assembly sessions, the Maryland Agriculture Department announced Wednesday that it would take...

Del. Charkoudian Pushes Md. Toward Community Choice Energy

Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow the state's municipalities and counties to negotiate energy purchasing on behalf of their residents, in a...

Business Groups Tout Poll Showing Opposition to Gas Tax Hikes to Fight Climate Change

Two organizations that represent small businesses in Maryland are warning about proposals that they argue could increase gasoline and energy bills.The Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors...