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Baltimore sues oil and gas companies for ‘knowingly contributing’ to climate change

A Shell oil refinery in Houston. Photo by Roy Luck, via Flickr.

The City of Baltimore is taking on the titans of the energy industry in court. This morning, City Solicitor Andre Davis filed a civil lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court, seeking unspecified damages and penalties from more than two dozen oil and gas companies for their involvement in spurring climate change.

City to pay nearly $156K to owner of building damaged in April 2016 sinkhole repairs

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Two years after a sinkhole collapsed a section of W. Centre Street near Park Avenue in Mount Vernon, the city is set to pay nearly $156,000 to the owner of a nearby property who sued after water damaged his building amid repairs.

Lead Developer of Nixed State Center Project Criticizes New Study on Redevelopment Options

An outlined diagram of State Center. Image via Crossroads Consulting Group.

Speaking to state lawmakers on Tuesday, shortly after the release of a new study on the future redevelopment potential of Baltimore’s State Center complex, developer Caroline Moore blasted the Hogan administration for gutting her firm’s $1.5 billion redevelopment project and commissioning a study whose recommendations were similar to her company’s years-old plan.

Baltimore, Anne Arundel Counties Suing Opioid Makers and Distributors

Hydrocodone pills. Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0

Two counties bordering Baltimore are suing pharmaceutical firms and distributors for contributing to the deadly opioid crisis that’s hit Maryland.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sues Baltimore’s Public School System Over Rejected Public Information Request

Fox45, the local Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Local TV news conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City Public Schools over the school system’s denial of a public information request from one of Sinclair’s reporters.

Frosh Opts Not to Weigh in on Hogan’s Peace Cross Fight (for Now), Irking Governor

The “Peace Cross.” Photo by Ben Jacobson, via Wikimedia Commons.

Attorney General Brian Frosh isn’t quite ready to help fight for the state’s right to spend taxpayer money maintaining a 40-foot-tall cross in Prince George’s County.

Judge Tosses Out ACLU’s Lawsuit Against Baltimore Police Over Gag Orders in Brutality Cases

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A judge today tersely dismissed a First Amendment case brought against the City of Baltimore by the ACLU of Maryland over gag orders for police brutality accusers.

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

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.

State’s Attorney Candidate Hasn’t Lived in Baltimore Long Enough to Run, Opponent Argues

Chad Curlett (left) and Ivan Bates. Photos via Levin & Curlett, LLC and WBAL-TV.

One of three Democrats running for Baltimore City state’s attorney in 2018 has sued to disqualify his opponent, arguing he doesn’t meet the state’s residency requirement to run for the office.