EPA

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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Baltimore City And County Ordered To Clean Up Litter

The feds are jumping into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor trash. Alex Demetrick reports the EPA is ordering the city and Baltimore County to get litter and garbage off the streets before it floats downstream.

01/08/2015

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Study: Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring $22B To Region

Setting a dollar amount on the Chesapeake Bay. A new study released Monday compiled the numbers.

10/06/2014

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State Health Officials Urge Md. Residents To Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

State health officials are urging Maryland residents to take precaution to protect themselves from mosquitoes which could be carrying diseases like the West Nile Virus.

07/18/2014

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Maryland Renews Pledge To Help Clean Up Chesapeake

No one thing has left the Chesapeake Bay struggling—so now, more things are about to be taken on.

06/17/2014

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Challenge To Chesapeake Cleanup Tests EPA Power

Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that could shape future U.S. environmental policy.

04/29/2014

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Bay Foundation: 2 Amicus Briefs Back Cleanup

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary.

04/23/2014

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EPA Seeks More Info On Western Md., Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown.

04/22/2014

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Small Amounts Of Lead Can Change Children’s Lives Forever

Older homes in older cities mean a higher risk of lead poisoning. Children are especially at risk of lead poisoning. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is taking another step to keep Baltimore’s children safe.

10/24/2013

VP Joe Biden Greets Returning Federal Workers At EPA

Some federal workers back on the job Thursday morning were getting a personal welcome from Vice President Joe Biden.

10/17/2013

EPA Redevelopment

$400,000 EPA Grant To Turn Contaminated Properties Into New Development

Turning rundown property into something new is common enough but turning around property with hazardous material has become something of a specialty in Baltimore.

06/10/2013

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