| Jan 3, 2012
| 3:39 AM
— Federal regulations intended to clean the Chesapeake Bay will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in construction and monitoring, according to a report to be released Tuesday by a leading environmental group.
Spending on sewage and storm-water...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Sally B. Willse, former treasurer of a Riderwood interior decorating firm and a volunteer, died Dec. 24 of complications from dementia at the Symphony Manor assisted-living facility in Roland Park.
The longtime Ruxton resident was 89.
The daughter of...
| Jan 6, 2012
A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades.
A state task force is considering recommending a doubling of the $30 fee in 2013, and increasing it to...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Janet McKegg was born in 1954 in Washington County General Hospital and spent the first 18 years of her life in Pleasant Valley, about 10 miles south of Boonsboro.
She loved nature and its creatures from her earliest years, and also loved horses from the...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:45 AM
Hoping to overcome lawmakers' qualms, the O'Malley administration has revamped its proposal to increase the Bay Restoration Fund, seeking a straight increase in the "flush fee" paid by all households from $30 to $75 annually.
Environment Secretary Robert...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:14 PM
A federal judge signed off on a deal between government regulators and the owner of the Sparrows Point steel plant requiring the company only to look near its shoreline for toxic contaminants it might need to clean up.
U.S. District Court Judge J....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:53 PM
Steve Carter finished unloading a dozen bushels of oysters from his battered fishing boat when he paused to look at the Pagan River.
"All out here," he said gesturing toward a nearby inlet, "it's loaded with oysters."
"But you can't get them," he...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
A report says nearly nine in 10 rivers, streams and lakes inspected in Virginia have some levels of pollution.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued the report Monday. The assessments were conducted between 2005 and 2010.
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:20 AM
BATTERY PARK — Steve Carter finished unloading a dozen bushels of oysters from his battered fishing boat when he paused to look at the Pagan River.
“All out here,” he said gesturing toward a nearby inlet, “it’s loaded with...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Two Washington-based environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block pollution trading in the Chesapeake Bay, contending the market-based cleanup program violates the federal Clean Water Act and will undermine rather than help efforts to restore the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— In a challenge to the Obama administration's efforts to jump-start the lagging restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, lawyers for farmers and homebuilders argued in federal court here Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its...