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Opinion: As Conference Opens in Baltimore, A Plea to Confront Impact of Climate Change...

In 1990, the Chesapeake Bay was in the midst of a visible pollution crisis. Fish were dying from toxins in the Potomac River. Baltimore’s...
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UPDATED Roundup: Bill Targeting Franchot Moves Forward, House Eyes Statute on Child Sex Crimes

The Senate moved forward Friday on House Bill 1052, which would remove regulatory powers over alcohol and tobacco from the comptroller’s office.Widely viewed as political...

Critics of Stealthy But Heavily Lobbied Energy Bill Say It’s Bad for Consumers

On Feb. 26, in an extraordinary display of unity, all five members of Maryland’s Public Service Commission traveled to Annapolis to testify in the...

Only in Annapolis: Could a DWI Conviction Be Good for the Environment?

The fight over clean energy legislation in the Maryland General Assembly took a bizarre twist Wednesday night when a vote in the House Economic...

Trump Proposes to Slash Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Funds

President Trump on Monday issued his latest proposal to dramatically scale back the funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs.In his fiscal 2020 budget request,...

Ruppersberger Signals Support for Green New Deal

If you had to place Maryland’s seven Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on an ideological spectrum, you would probably say 2nd District...

Opinion: Time Is Now for Ambitious Approach to Clean Energy in Maryland

Fifty percent off is good, but 100 percent off is better. When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these are the stakes for...

Will It Be ‘Wait Till Next Year’ for Clean Energy Bill?

The planet is burning up. Solar industry jobs in Maryland are down.The Clean Energy Jobs Act, proponents of the measure and the bill’s chief...

Sarbanes Unveils Bill to Shore Up Funding for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes is planning to introduce legislation Wednesday that would invest nearly $500 million in Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts over the next...

Another Unknown: Fate of Lisanti’s Bills

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford) was supposed to appear before the House Health and Government Operations Committee Monday to defend one of her bills,...