Energy & Environment

Howard Lee Gorrell: What Do Biden’s Fracking Views Mean for Maryland?

Leaving from his vacation house in the Nation’s Summer Capital of Rehoboth Beach, Del., a month ago, former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic...

Following Criticism, Md. Environmental Justice Commission Just Met for the First Time in 8...

Maryland’s environmental justice commission met for the first time in eight months this week ― and advocates are questioning its effectivenessThe meeting followed criticism...
Environmental Justice

Del. Sara Love: Why Does Environmental Justice Matter?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.In the 1960s the construction of Interstate 495 cut through the heart of many communities...

Rebuffed by Former Hogan Aide, Assembly Leaders Issue Rare Subpoenas

Hoping to delve more deeply into a lucrative and controversial severance package approved by a quasi-governmental agency, Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday took the rare...

Utility Shutoffs Loom ― and Lawmakers Are Getting Nervous

With the end of the state's moratorium on utility service cutoffs looming, Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday heard from regulators, energy assistance agencies, consumer advocates...
Farewell to Foam

Sen. Cheryl Kagan & Del. Brooke Lierman: Farewell to Foam in Maryland

Beginning Oct. 1, Maryland will become the first state to ban expanded polystyrene foam, or Styrofoam, food and beverage packaging. There is a growing...

Former Top Chesapeake Bay Foundation Official Dies in Car Crash

Lisa Feldt, until recently an official at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation who has also held top positions with the Montgomery County government and the...

New Gig for Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Md. Leader

Alison Prost is the new vice president for Environmental Protection and Restoration at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the organization announced this week.Prost has worked...

Legislative Leaders Plan Maryland Environmental Service Reforms, Hearing

Leaders in the Maryland General Assembly will seek to reform the Maryland Environmental Service, which has come under scrutiny after making a large severance...

Maryland, Virginia, D.C. Sue EPA Over Failure to Enforce Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plans

Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. filed a lawsuit in federal district court Thursday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accusing the agency of violating...