Maryland officials join opposition to seismic tests in the ocean

WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could…

Success, failure, mourning at close of Md. General Assembly

It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.

Large Maryland public-private projects may face delay

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Board of Public Works would not be able to approve very large public-private joint projects in the state — including the governor’s planned highway widening project — until a credit check, environmental assessment and review…

Critics see toothpaste boxes as threat to environment

WASHINGTON – Why do toothpaste companies package their product in boxes when it already comes in a tube? American consumers last year bought 423.5 million units of leading toothpaste brands like Colgate, Sensodyne and Crest, according to Statista, and all…

Maryland legislature considers limits on the use of plastic straws in restaurants

The House Economic Matters Committee on Wednesday heard from both supporters and opponents of a bill that would severely limit the availability and use of plastic straws in restaurants starting in 2020.

Maryland taking steps aimed at addressing climate change

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – While the Trump administration’s report last month detailing the effects of rising global temperatures said Maryland had begun feeling the consequences of climate change, lawmakers and state agencies already are taking steps aimed at combating it. From…

Cardin cruises to third term in Senate

GREENBELT, Maryland — For the 52nd consecutive year, Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin has been elected to hold public office. Cardin was elected to a third term in the United States Senate Tuesday, capturing the lion’s share of the vote on…

Gaithersburg Elementary School participates in National Walk to School Day

Students at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Montgomery County took part in National Walk to School Day, an event highlighting the health, environmental and safety benefits that come with walking to school.

Maryland hunters can soon wear pink, thanks to two sisters

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Thanks to the work of two novice hunters — young sisters from the Eastern Shore — Maryland hunters may soon be allowed to wear bright pink safety gear. Before taking a hunter safety class in October 2016,…

Women block State House entrance to protest Potomac Pipeline

Five women, saying they were mothers and grandmothers, joined together to block the main entrance to the Maryland State House on Wednesday. All were arrested but released without charges. The five say their protest was an effort to convince the Governor to block the Potomac pipeline project. A decision on the project was expected Thursday.

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