environment

New online company launches out of Baltimore

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Patrick Brooks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Live Green, a new company that allows customers to purchase organic food products online at wholesale prices, used last week’s Earth Day to launch in Baltimore. Heather McDade, Pat Welsh and Erin Welsh, all Baltimore residents, and Tom Wood, a [...]

County urges residents not to be energy vampires

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The average Baltimore County resident produces 4.4 pounds of garbage each day, up from 3.7 pounds in 1980, according to the county’s Department of Public Works. Much of that waste – between 1,300 and 1,400 tons of it per day – ends up in the [...]

County Council votes to phase out controversial ‘rain tax’

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Christina Billos and Ana Hall-DeFoor Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council voted 7-0 Monday night to phase out the controversial stormwater management fee commonly known as the “rain tax.” Protesters against phasing out the stormwater management fee attend the Nov. 16 [...]

Saving the Chesapeake — one event at a time

October 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Stacey Coles Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Only a few blocks from her home in West Baltimore, Lanae Jackson walked onto a vacant lot on Riggs Avenue on Sept. 26 ready to make a difference. Jackson was one of several volunteers who were replacing the asphalt where an old apartment complex once [...]

County Council proposes bill to repeal ‘rain tax’

October 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Barbalace and Faith Brissett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore County Council introduced a bill Monday to phase out the controversial stormwater remediation fee that is assessed to property owners as part of the county’s state-mandated requirement to clean up pollutants that [...]

County Council OK’s ‘rain tax’ reduction

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Anderson and Jay Greene The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Monday to reduce the local stormwater management fees by one-third, but rejected a proposal to lower the fees to one cent. Rates for a single-family detached home would be $26 for the 2016 fiscal year beginning July 1, [...]