Energy & Environment

Maryland Energy Administration Official Jumps to Lobbying Shop

John Fiastro Jr., a top official with the Maryland Energy Administration with a decade and a half of Annapolis policy experience, is moving on...

Lawmakers Line Up Against Pipeline Proposal With BPW Vote Looming

On the eve of the first Board of Public Works meeting of 2019, scheduled for Wednesday, 62 state lawmakers -- all Democrats -- are...

Lawyer, Activist Mike Pretl Dies

Michael A. Pretl, a lawyer and progressive activist who has been associated with several high-profile causes through the years, died on Christmas Day following...

Prince George’s Environmental Chief Stepping Down

Adam Ortiz, director of the Prince George’s Department of the Environment since 2012 and widely recognized as an environmental policy leader in Maryland, announced...

BPW to Close Out Year With Fireworks

The final Board of Public Works meeting of 2018 is Wednesday, and it won’t lack for drama.The three-member panel, consisting of the governor, comptroller...

Frosh v. Trump: Report Breaks Down Past Year’s Legal Actions

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office challenged the federal government on 30 fronts in the past year, including by filing more than a...

Frosh Vows Action as Trump Administration Seeks Rollback of Water Protections

Another day, another regulatory rollback by the Trump administration. And another declaration by Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) that he is likely...

State PSC Gets More Consumer-Friendly

The division within the Maryland Public Service Commission that is responsible for handling utility complaints from customers has been renamed. The newly-branded Consumer Affairs...

Climate Science Blockbuster: Can Maryland Pass the Big Test?

Ever had this nightmare? You’re in school when suddenly you remember you have a huge exam the next day. You haven’t been attending class,...

State Lawmakers Will Re-Introduce Clean Energy Jobs Act, With 112 Endorsing Bill So Far

A majority of state lawmakers say they will pass legislation next year to accelerate Maryland’s renewable energy goals over the next two decades. Thirty members...