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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
Md. Improves Air Quality, But Still Ranks In Top 20 Power Plant PollutersNew rankings show Maryland remains among the nation’s top 20 power plant polluters.
Senators Ask EPA To Relax Corn-To-Fuel Rule Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought conditions this year.
W.Va. Farmer Sues Over Chesapeake Pollution OrderA West Virginia chicken farmer is suing the EPA to stop it from imposing wastewater rules on her farm as part of a multi-state effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay.
Environment Report: Maryland Not Meeting Ozone StandardsMaryland is not meeting federal ozone standards and isn't likely to do so without federal policies to address pollution blowing in from other states.
N.Y. Late In Filing Chesapeake Cleanup PlanFederal environmental officials say New York missed the deadline for filing its latest Chesapeake Bay restoration plan.
Report: Md. Zip Codes Among Nation's Most PollutedA new report says the Curtis Bay and Brooklyn areas outside Baltimore are among the nation's most polluted zip codes.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Md. Plan UnderfundedMaryland's bay restoration strategy is underfunded and may not get the job done as promised, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday.
Bay Foundation Says Cuts Threaten Bay RestorationThe Chesapeake Bay Foundation says proposed budget cuts in Annapolis are threatening bay restoration efforts.
Bay Proponents: Va. Funding Proposal Falls ShortChesapeake Bay restoration advocates say Gov. Bob McDonnell's biennial budget proposal falls short of what's needed to fund the state's portion of the bay's cleanup.
Ryland To Pay $625K For Stormwater ViolationsOne of the nation's largest homebuilders must pay $625,000 to the federal government and seven states, including Maryland, for stormwater violations.
EPA's Jackson To Speak At Ecosystem ConferenceHow has restoration of large ecosystems like the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico changed following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? That's what the head of the Environmental Protection Agency will be talking about in Baltimore on Friday.
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