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  • Energy Answers, facing violations for its Baltimore incinerator project, says it now has required emissions offsets

    Energy Answers, facing violations for its Baltimore incinerator project, says it now has required emissions offsets
    Maryland regulators in June ordered Energy Answers to stop construction at its long-stalled, controversial waste-to-energy incinerator project in Baltimore's industrial Fairfield peninsula, due to ongoing violations of its air permit. City Paper just got an update on the situation from Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson, who explained in an email that, while settlement discussions are continuing, "the company has submitted information that it has obtained emissions offsets to replace those for which it failed to execute the final call option," and "that information is under review." The required emissions offsets are rights to pollute, sold on a per-ton basis, that a company that shuts down a polluting facility can sell to another company that is seeking to operate a new polluting facility.
  • Raising a Stink

    Raw sewage, which is supposed to be carried to treatment plants via underground pipes, overflowed 16 times since last summer along a five-block stretch of Greenspring Avenue between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway in Baltimore, according to the...

    Baltimore: A Top 10 Sustainable City

    Baltimore has made another Top 10 list--this time, though, it's not a list of the most murderous, drug-addled, or crime-ridden cities. Sustain Lane, an online "people-powered guide to sustainable living," has ranked Baltimore as the 10th most...

    DPW Reports a Sewage Leak Near the Jail

    Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesman Kurt Kocher called CP today, asking that we inform the public—even if it is belatedly—of a 220,000-gallon sewage leak that occurred on March 13 at 401 E. Eager St., where the city's...

    Electric Lawnmowers Pushed in Trade-In Program

    Maryland gets in on the lawnmower trade-in craze that has been catching on in the smoggier parts of the country, where local and state governments offer vouchers for reduced-price electric mowers to consumers willing to part with their gas-powered mowers....