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EPA providing $2.45 million for clean diesel equipment for Port of Baltimore, Inner Harbor tour boat

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Stacked containers. Photo via Maryland Port Administration.

The feds are pitching in to help the Port of Baltimore cut down on its emissions with a $2.45 million grant to replace trucks and conventional diesel cargo-hauling equipment with clean diesel technology.

Trump’s EPA reverses decision to strip years’ worth of funding for Bay Journal

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Photo by Farragutful, via Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed course on a decision to rescind years’ worth of future funding for a nonprofit publication that’s covered the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort for nearly three decades.

Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are Suing the EPA Over Appalachia’s Coal Emissions

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A coal-fired power plant in Ohio. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

After a year of federal inaction on states’ damaging coal-fired power plant emissions, Maryland’s attorney general, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others are taking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to court.

Trump’s EPA Cancels Years’ Worth of Funding for Chesapeake Bay Journal

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Photo by Farragutful, via Wikimedia Commons.

A nearly three-decade-old newspaper devoted to covering the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration is about to lose a major chunk of its revenue, thanks to an abrupt decision by Trump administration.

Greenlaurel: Surprisingly, Senate Blocks Trump’s Attempt to Cancel Methane Rules

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Pennsylvania resident Frank Finan filmed condensate tank methane emissions with his infrared FLIR GasFindIR camera. With the FLIR GasFindIR, hydrocarbon emissions, including methane, can be seen with the naked eye as black smoke or steam. Emissions like this are migrating into Baltimore’s air. 

Federal lawmakers have blocked an attempt by President Donald Trump to cancel Obama-era methane rules — at least on federal lands. Though Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has quietly cancelled Obama’s broader methane emissions regulation enacted in 2015, thanks to the move by the Senate, oil and gas must still capture and reduce fugitive methane emissions on fed lands. This unlikely block is actually a big deal for citizens who live near fracking sites, the tax coffers of certain states and all citizens who live on Planet Earth.

Baltimore Wins EPA Contest to Fund Crowdsourced Air Quality Monitoring System

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The U.S. Environmental Protection is writing a $40,000 check to the City of Baltimore to help it harness the power of crowdsourced data and local partnerships to monitor air pollution.

Baltimore’s Possibly-Cursed Cruise Lines Consider Quitting the City

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We were all so happy when the Pride, a 2,124 passenger cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line, began docking in Locust Point in April, 2009. The cruise ship would bring big-spending tourists and economic development to the city, we hoped — and maybe we could stow away in a lifeboat and get a free ride to the Caribbean! But things didn’t exactly turn out like that.

Perry Hall Man’s Lame Defense Fails Him in Biofuel Fraud Trial

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Biodiesel, something never produced by Clean Green Fuel

The Perry Hall man who stood accused of selling phony biofuel credits to commodities brokers and oil companies was convicted yesterday of wire fraud and money laundering.

Rodney R. Hailley, 33, founded Clean Green Fuel to sell biofuel credits to companies that needed to meet quotas set by the Environmental Protection Agency. And to lower his overhead he decided not to actually produce any fuel. A really brilliant plan, except for it being fraudulent.

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