Energy & Environment

Hough Tries New Approach in Bid to End Clean Energy Subsidies for Trash Incinerators

Senate Minority Whip Michael J. Hough (R-Frederick) tried a new approach Wednesday in his years-long effort to change the official state classification of a...

Senate Panel Gets to Work on Sweeping Climate Bill

A Senate committee on Wednesday began discussions on a sweeping climate action bill, which would require Maryland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60%...

Utility Bill Aid Available, But Some Don’t Know They Qualify

Thousands of Marylanders have fallen behind on their utility bills – and advocates worry that many don’t know they might qualify for government energy...
Chlorpyrifos

Senate Upholds Hogan’s Veto on Chlorpyrifos Ban

The Senate decided Tuesday to indefinitely postpone the vote to override a bill that would ban chlorpyrifos, which means that Republican Gov. Lawrence J....

Glendening to Depart Smart Growth Group, Readies for ‘Act IV’

After nearly 20 years at a non-profit formed to fight suburban sprawl, former Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening (D) is stepping down to pursue...
Policy Over Politics

Opinion: Farm Industry Responds to Piece on Chlorpyrifos Ban Veto

This was written in response to the commentary, "Protect Md.'s Children, Override the Governor's Veto of Ban on Harmful Chlorpyrifos," .COVID-19 and other important...

A Tale of Two Not-So-Clean Energy Sources in the Senate

For years, as state leaders attempted to address climate change, there has been robust debate in the General Assembly about removing two controversial forms...

Cardin Hails Biden Nominee for EPA Administrator: ‘He’s the Right Person to Lead’

Michael Regan would “follow the science and follow the law” if confirmed as EPA administrator, he told the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works...
Renewable Energy

Bills Would Require State Agencies to Consider Climate Change in Key Decisions and Operations

As President Biden moves fast on climate change, with a slew of executive orders in his first weeks in office, Maryland lawmakers are considering...
Chlorpyrifos

Opinion: Protect Md.’s Children, Override the Governor’s Veto of Ban on Harmful Chlorpyrifos

Do you want your children eating food treated with a chemical linked to learning disabilities, autism, pediatric cancer, pre-term birth, asthma, ADHD and more?...