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Frederick Co. considers fighting state ‘rain tax' law in court

The county is considering a legal battle against the state to avoid charging property owners for runoff cleanup efforts.

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: stormwater runoff, Maryland General Assembly, Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay crabs making a comeback

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says there's good news on the health of the Chesapeake Bay: "The blue crab is coming back and you see more of them."

Friday - 04/20/2012, 04:13am EDT

Tags: blue crab, Chesapeake Bay, Riva, dredge survey, kate Ryan

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay's health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 05:17pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Sandy Hook

Legislature finalizes limits on new septic systems

The Maryland Legislature has passed a controversial bill that limits where new septic systems can be installed.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: septic systems, Chesapeake Bay, Thomas V. Mike Miller, The Library of Virginia

Legislature completes work on flush tax increase

Marylanders can likely expect a hike in their annual sewer bills.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: Maryland House, flush tax, House Environmental Matters Committee, presidential campaign, Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake grasses down in 2011; rain, heat blamed

Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined more than 20 percent last year, hurt by summer heat and heavy rains and snow melt that sent tons of mud and debris into the bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program said Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:08pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, grasses, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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