Maryland bill would ban balloon releases

Letting a balloon float away in Maryland would draw in a fine of $250, under a bill sponsored by Sen. Clarence Lam, D-Howard and Baltimore counties, legislation that is similar to a Queen Anne’s County law.

Pipeline protesters take frustrations to Hogan’s doorstep

Scores of environmentalists gathered Thursday night in Annapolis to protest a “Potomac Pipeline,” citing inaction on the part of the state in properly vetting the environmental impact of a project that would transport fracked natural gas under the Potomac River.

State slashes oyster restoration acreage goal

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The state of Maryland has decided to reduce the large-scale oyster restoration project goal in the Little Choptank River after boaters ran aground at another sanctuary and some of the man-made reefs there had to be rebuilt.…

Weather Map: A New Map to Help Combat Climate Change

There’s a push underway to get the state to move quickly to adopt regulations to slow down the impact of climate change and supporters are hoping a new map showing the impact of severe weather on Maryland will help the battle.

Hatchery, DNR Officials Begin Releasing Fish in Maryland Waters

The Department of Natural Resources and the Albert Powell Fish Hatchery team up to stock nearly 300 locations with trout across the state of Maryland.

Farmers Breathing Easier over Delayed Manure Regulations

Gov. Larry Hogan the state’s new phosphorus management regulations.

More Protection for Md. Waters Under Proposed EPA Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to extend Clean Water Act protection to smaller bodies of water across the country, including waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay.

Fracking Opponents Unite To Keep Energy Extraction Method Out of Maryland

It will likely be months before Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley decides the fate of fracking in the Free State, but opponents of the natural-gas extraction process aim to keep the issue in the spotlight.

Maryland Combats Power Plant Pollution

Although Maryland is making strides in reducing its carbon footprint, air pollution from power plants is still creating environmental and health concerns, according to a recent report from Environment Maryland. And some states bordering the Chesapeake Bay have power plants that rank among the dirtiest, according to the advocacy group.

EPA Regulations on Power Plant Emissions Could Devastate Western Maryland Coal Mining, Industry Says

Carbon limits on new power plants could hurt Western Maryland’s coal mining industry.