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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill NearsAlmost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
Obama Administration Officials To Tour Md. JailLabor Secretary Tom Perez and Attorney General Eric Holder plan to visit a suburban Washington jail to highlight a program that's intended to keep inmates from committing crimes after their release.
Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover ContraceptionThe Supreme Court rules some businesses don't have to provide contraceptive coverage to female employees under the Affordable Care Act if the business owners have religious objections to it.
Maryland Ahead Of The Game In U.S. Plan To Curb Carbon Dioxide EmissionsGov. Martin O'Malley says an Obama administration plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming is in line with steps Maryland has already taken.
Bringing More Science & Treatment Programs To The War On DrugsThe war on drugs is mostly fought by law enforcement. But the Obama Administration is about to launch some softer weapons.
Sources Say Md.’s Thomas Perez Will Be The Next Labor SecretaryPresident Barack Obama is poised to select Justice Department official Thomas Perez to be the next labor secretary, according to two people familiar with the deliberation process.
Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your HomePlanning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.
Pentagon: Budget Crisis Could Hurt War EffortThe Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military's combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday.
EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Soot PollutionResponding to a lawsuit from 11 states, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air.
General Assembly Considering Proposal For Online Gambling In Md.Buying a lottery ticket could soon be as easy as clicking your mouse. The federal government now says it's okay for states to sell them online.
D.C., Baltimore Among Smoggiest NationwideSmoggy cities. Baltimore ranks high in a new report that tracks the level of air pollution around the country.
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