Energy & Environment

Tropical Storm Isaias Expected to Bring Heavy Rain, Flood Threat to Region

Chances of rain will increase early this week as Tropical Storm Isaias moves closer to the area, with a possibility for torrential tropical downpours...

Md. Couple Receives National Volunteering Awards From Sierra Club

A husband and wife, who are volunteer leaders for the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club, both received national volunteering awards from the national...

Plan for Flood-Ravaged Ellicott City Seeks to Balance Environment, Business, History

Four years after the first of two major floods hit Ellicott City, its historic county seat, taking two lives and devastating many businesses and...

Md. Environmentalists Jubilant Over Passage of Public Lands Bill

Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a fifth COVID-19...

2 House Speakers in Scandals Involving Energy Giants — What Does It Mean for...

Item: The U.S. Department of Justice announces Friday that Commonwealth Edison, the leading electric utility in Illinois, will pay a $200 million fine for...

Environmentalists Threaten Legal Action Against Coal Company for Potomac River Pollution

Clean water advocates are planning to sue a West Virginia coal company for pollution in the Potomac River.The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Environmental Integrity Project...

Local Planners Pan Hogan’s Proposal to Widen Beltway, I-270

Planners in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties launched a full-throated attack on the Hogan administration’s plan to add privately-funded toll lanes to two interstate...

Md. Enters Into Pact to Promote Zero-Emissions Trucks

Maryland this week has entered into an agreement with 14 other states and the District of Columbia to reduce emissions from trucks, buses, and other...

Study Shows Dramatically More Flooding in Md.’s Future

Four out of five coastal Maryland communities regularly monitored by the federal government experienced a record number of days of high-tide flooding in 2019,...

Opinion: Will Ratepayers Bail Out Md. Utilities During COVID-19?

Most Maryland businesses are suffering a loss from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Less demand exists for products they sell. Those providing a...