Energy & Environment

State of the Bay: Fragile

For the first time in a decade, the health of the Chesapeake Bay has been downgraded, according to an annual report card measuring a...

Greens Cheer BPW Vote on Potomac Pipeline, But Project May Not Be Dead

Environmentalists were jubilant Wednesday after the Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously put the brakes on a pipeline that would have carried fracked gas...

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...