Energy & Environment

Chemicals

Opinion: Our Families Deserve an Environment Free of Chemicals

Would you rather your kids be bitten by a mosquito or be exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in your backyard?This mosquito season, the Maryland Department...

Top Developer Submits Bid for Second Phase of Offshore Wind Project in Maryland

The Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted announced Wednesday that it has submitted a bid to generate up to 760 megawatts of power with a...

Supreme Court Decision Could Revive the Potomac Pipeline Project

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a pipeline company on Tuesday, ruling that pipeline projects with federal approval can seize state-owned land to build...
Conowingo

Opinion: Exelon’s Claims About Conowingo Dam Don’t Add Up

The letter from an Exelon employee (“Conowingo Dam License Will Benefit the Bay” Maryland Matters, June 18, 2021) is full of inaccuracies, and claiming...

Montgomery County Plan Would Achieve Net Zero Emissions 10 Years Earlier Than State Goals

In 2017, the Montgomery County Council declared a climate emergency and committed “to use all available powers and resources” to reach the ambitious goal...
Dead Zone

Chesapeake Bay Report Card: ‘How Did We Wind Up Not Getting an A-Plus?’

Days after the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) released its annual report card on the health of the Chesapeake Bay, some...

Power of the Pulpit: Md. Religious Groups Addressing Climate Change

The words "blessed," "thankful" and "grateful" are stenciled in red on the steps leading to the Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Bowie. And...

Opinion: A Development Plan That Never Belonged

Last Wednesday night, the Takoma Park City Council decided to craft a resolution to disapprove of the current plan to develop Takoma Junction. The decision was unanimous. A...

Endangered Species to Get a Reprieve Under Biden Administration Plans

The lesser prairie-chicken, a rare dancing grouse once abundant on the Great Plains, could benefit again soon from the protection of the U.S. government.So could the rusty...
Conowingo

Opinion: Conowingo Dam License Will Benefit the Bay

The commentary “Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision” was misleading and inaccurate. As an Exelon Generation...