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Bill Would Reduce Wait Times For Solar Customers

Bill Would Reduce Wait Times For Solar Customers

Solar workers and utility representatives met with legislators in Annapolis on Thursday to show support for a bill that would shorten waiting time for customers to connect their panel systems to electrical grids.

Lawmakers Introduce New Standards for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Lawmakers Introduce New Standards for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

The bill sets a new goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2006 levels by 2030.

Seven Maryland Park Sites Getting Federal Grants

Seven Maryland Park Sites Getting Federal Grants

Some Maryland national parks and trails will receive a little more federal funding this year, including a local historic land and water path, thanks to the National Park Service.

Happenings in Annapolis include new senator; lobbying for healthy vending machines; bay briefing

Happenings in Annapolis include new senator; lobbying for healthy vending machines; bay briefing

A round up of all the need-to-know news from Thursday's General Assembly session.

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Maryland Legislators and Farmers Introduce ‘Poultry Litter Management Act’

Introduced to both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday, the bill would require major animal agriculture companies to pay the cost of properly disposing excess manure on their contract farms.

Legislators from Maryland’s Rural Districts Say Permitting Requirements Hurt Their Constituents

Legislators from Maryland’s Rural Districts Say Permitting Requirements Hurt Their Constituents

The secretary of agriculture also warned that avian flu is a threat to Maryland poultry this year, but the state is prepared for an outbreak.

Senate committee hears bill creating ‘lockbox’ on Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund, among others

Senate committee hears bill creating ‘lockbox’ on Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund, among others

The bill would put a constitutional amendment before voters that, if approved, would make it increasingly difficult to divert funds from the bay fund to the state’s general fund or other special funds.

Science, elbow grease keep National Aquarium tanks poop-free

Science, elbow grease keep National Aquarium tanks poop-free

With more than 500 species of fish, that's a lot of waste

Controversial  Montgomery County Bow Hunting Program Used to Thin the Deer Population

Controversial Montgomery County Bow Hunting Program Used to Thin the Deer Population

Montgomery County Parks have started a pilot archery program this year to manage the deer population in two of their parks.