Energy & Environment

Water Pollution From Pa. May Propel Economic Sanctions Legislation

A recent torrent of pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay from upstream in New York and Pennsylvania could give new impetus to legislation in...

Opinion: Calling on All Legislative Candidates to Embrace 100 Percent Renewable Energy

On Aug. 7, our competitor in Baltimore City’s 45th legislative district, Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D), published an article in Maryland Matters calling for...

A Day of Chesapeake Bay Politics: Plenty of Harmony, Some Discord

The Chesapeake Bay is Maryland’s equivalent to mom, the flag and apple pie: Every politician is for it. And the same sentiment generally prevails...

State Setting Aside $75M From VW Settlement for Emissions Reduction Programs

Maryland will use the millions of dollars it received in a federal settlement with Volkswagen to improve air quality in multiple ways, according to...

Eat Oysters, Save the Bay

Sunday is National Oyster Day -- and in conjunction with that special day, several Maryland restaurants (and restaurants in Virginia and Washington, D.C.) are...

Easy Being Green: Candidates Embrace Clean Energy; LCV Neutral in Primary for Governor

More than 250 candidates for state Senate and House seats have embraced the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation to boost Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard...

State Launches Climate Leadership Academy to Confront Global Warming

Maryland is launching the nation’s first state-sponsored Climate Leadership Academy to help local governments, state agencies, nonprofits and the private sector prepare to address...

Details on Thursday’s Environmental Forum for Gubernatorial Candidates

Here's a reminder that seven Democratic candidates for governor, along with Green Party nominee Ian Schlakman, will be participating in a forum on the...

Panel Kills Clean Energy Bill; Pipeline Foes Arrested at State House

In a major blow to Maryland environmentalists and their allies in the General Assembly, a House Economic Matters subcommittee voted against a bill Wednesday...

Dem Candidates for Governor Embrace Clean Energy Bill That’s Almost Dead

Hours after a legislative committee torpedoed a bill to boost Maryland’s renewable energy standard to 50 percent, clean energy advocates got a consolation prize...