The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert on Tuesday for the Baltimore metro area.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says an Obama administration plan for reducing pollutants blamed for global warming is in line with steps Maryland has already taken.
Progress usually means something new. But around Baltimore’s harbor, it also means getting rid of something old.
The Environmental Protection Agency says restoration of the Chesapeake Bay is ahead of schedule for two of three key pollutants, although the cleanup is being held up in some areas by tight budgeting.
The new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill outside Baltimore must pay $135,000 for alleged air pollution violations.