Energy & Environment

Hogan Pans Renewable Energy Bill But Allows It to Become Law; Vows to Go...

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said Wednesday he will allow a much-debated bill mandating that Maryland’s electric utilities get half of their energy...

Opinion: Instead of Banning Polystyrene Foam, Enhance State’s Ability to Recycle It

Our company has provided jobs and opportunities in Maryland for more than 44 years. Today, we operate a manufacturing facility in Federalsburg and distribution...

Report: Extreme Rainfall Hurt Chesapeake Bay Health

Another day, another report card on the health of the Chesapeake Bay.The latest, released Tuesday, is from the University of Maryland Center of Environmental...

Senate Dems Launch Petition Drive to Pressure Hogan on Renewable Energy Bill

Maryland Senate Democrats launched an online petition drive Thursday calling on Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) to sign the Clean Energy Jobs Act. It’s...

Backers of Clean Energy Bill Use Hogan’s Op-Ed on State Climate Change Action as...

In a Washington Post commentary that he co-wrote in December with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) argued that...

Opinion: Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

Sometimes we are presented with a unique opportunity to significantly improve commerce in Maryland while also addressing real social and environmental challenges. Such is...

Ball Unapologetic About Investment Plan to Reduce Flood Risk in Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D) acknowledged on Monday that the flood-reduction plan he has chosen for Ellicott City was one of the priciest...

Lawmakers to Governor: Sign Styrofoam Food Container Ban

Last month, the trash wheels in Baltimore’s harbor reached a dubious milestone: they had collected more than 1 million containers made from expanded polystyrene...

Dept. of Natural Resources Sets Listening Tour on State Forest Action Plan

The Department of Natural Resources is kicking off a statewide listening tour as the agency prepares to update the State Forest Action Plan in...

Comeback Kids: Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

The blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay jumped considerably in the past year, according to a survey released Monday.The 2019 Blue Crab Winter...