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By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 2008
Randy Childs Environmental compliance director Carroll Independent Fuel Co., Baltimore Salary: $55,000 Age: 38 Years on the job : 14 How he got started : After leaving the military, Childs began working at Carroll Independent Fuel installing equipment at gas stations. He later managed the warehouse and eventually went into sales and marketing. He has been at his current position for about 18 months. Typical day: A new computer system installed by Carroll Independent Fuel at the beginning of the year allows Childs to do about 90 percent of his work from his office.
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By Pete Pichaske | August 14, 2014
The new Columbia Whole Foods, the first Whole Foods in Howard County, will open Aug. 20 and include the following: • a vegetarian diner, called The Counter; • a café that seats about 140, overlooks Lake Kittamaqundi, and includes an outdoor dining area on the lake; • a do-it-yourself body care department where customers can customize their items; • a juicer where customers can squeeze their own fresh orange juice; •...
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By Pete Pichaske | August 14, 2014
The new Columbia Whole Foods, the first Whole Foods in Howard County, will open Aug. 20 and include the following: • a vegetarian diner, called The Counter; • a café that seats about 140, overlooks Lake Kittamaqundi, and includes an outdoor dining area on the lake; • a do-it-yourself body care department where customers can customize their items; • a juicer where customers can squeeze their own fresh orange juice; •...
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By Tim Wheeler and Tim Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | February 3, 2010
Baltimore's green building law, considered one of the most sweeping in the nation, lingers in a legal limbo of sorts more than seven months after it supposedly took effect. The city has yet to publish regulations to carry out the law, which requires most private as well as public buildings to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly in their design and construction. Though promised by the end of 2009, the rules and a set of home-grown green building standards are still being tinkered with by city officials.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | January 6, 2008
HGTV is building its first "Green Home" near Hilton Head Island, S.C., for a nationwide giveaway. The Jasper House -- a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home being built to stringent environmental standards -- is in Tradition Hilton Head, a 5,300-acre, 9,500-home development in Hardeeville, S.C. Builders of the house are following LEED standards, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Developed by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is one of the leading national benchmarks for green building.
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By New York Times News Service | May 14, 1992
SALT LAKE CITY -- From its subways to its spacecraft, America is being deafened by noise, and even as European nations take legal steps to mute their machinery, the din in the United States seems to be getting louder, experts gathered here say.At a meeting of the American Acoustical Society, physicists, audiologists, engineers, architects and specialists from many other fields concerned with acoustic problems exchanged hundreds of papers on the taming or...
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September 7, 1993
Having demonstrated he can prevail over united Republicans to get his budget passed, President Clinton now has the more awkward task of controlling divided Democrats in a showdown on the North American Free Trade Agreement.This will be his preeminent challenge on Capitol Hill for the rest of the year. Not only is his position within his own party at issue: so, too, is his world prestige as foreign governments weigh his ability to come through on a treaty essential to the best government Mexico has ever had.For this reason, Mr. Clinton's insistence on a barrage of September proposals starting with Al Gore's "re-inventing goverment" plan today looks risky.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
Countering business complaints that environmental protection costs jobs, a new study finds that the "greenest" states also have the best business climate, and it ranks Maryland highly on both counts.The Institute for Southern Studies, a nonprofit research organization in Durham, N.C., said in a study released today that Maryland has the 12th healthiest environment of the 50 states, and the 10th strongest economy."The states that do the most to protect their natural resources also wind up with the strongest economies and best jobs for their citizens," concluded Robert Hall, the institute's research director and the report's author.
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March 12, 2003
A POLITICAL SHOOTOUT between Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the environmental lobby resulted yesterday in what he no doubt regards as an infuriating if not embarrassing Senate rejection of one of his Cabinet nominees. But with all due respect to the governor, this fight wasn't really about him. The most important message in the Senate's defeat of Lynn Y. Buhl to be chief enforcer of state environmental regulations is that the delicate ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay region is vital to Maryland.
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By Grant Ferrier and Grant Ferrier,Los Angeles Times Syndicate Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles,Calif. 90053 | October 9, 1990
A groundswell of public opinion and manufacturers' desire to translate it into a competitive sales advantage at the checkout counter has started a trend toward "environmental marketing."But as the competitive advantage of "green appeal" is proved in the marketplace, some companies have been caught making unsubstantiated or misleading claims for their products. As a result two nonprofit groups, Green Seal Inc. of Washington, D.C. and Green Cross Certification Co. of Oakland, Calif., have emerged to safeguard citizens from environmental hyperbole.
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By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 2008
Randy Childs Environmental compliance director Carroll Independent Fuel Co., Baltimore Salary: $55,000 Age: 38 Years on the job : 14 How he got started : After leaving the military, Childs began working at Carroll Independent Fuel installing equipment at gas stations. He later managed the warehouse and eventually went into sales and marketing. He has been at his current position for about 18 months. Typical day: A new computer system installed by Carroll Independent Fuel at the beginning of the year allows Childs to do about 90 percent of his work from his office.
BUSINESS
By McClatchy-Tribune | January 6, 2008
HGTV is building its first "Green Home" near Hilton Head Island, S.C., for a nationwide giveaway. The Jasper House -- a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home being built to stringent environmental standards -- is in Tradition Hilton Head, a 5,300-acre, 9,500-home development in Hardeeville, S.C. Builders of the house are following LEED standards, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Developed by the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is one of the leading national benchmarks for green building.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | August 1, 2007
Business leaders and environmentalists are praising the unanimous approval by Howard County Council this week of the Ulman administration's "green" buildings legislation. "Howard County is going to be a leader in the nation" as a result, said David Pratt, an environmental consultant and president of the Baltimore regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. "I think we're going to have a concentration of high-quality buildings. Heidi Gaasch, Howard County Chamber of Commerce government affairs director, said, "We're pleased with the outcome.
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March 12, 2003
A POLITICAL SHOOTOUT between Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and the environmental lobby resulted yesterday in what he no doubt regards as an infuriating if not embarrassing Senate rejection of one of his Cabinet nominees. But with all due respect to the governor, this fight wasn't really about him. The most important message in the Senate's defeat of Lynn Y. Buhl to be chief enforcer of state environmental regulations is that the delicate ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay region is vital to Maryland.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
Countering business complaints that environmental protection costs jobs, a new study finds that the "greenest" states also have the best business climate, and it ranks Maryland highly on both counts.The Institute for Southern Studies, a nonprofit research organization in Durham, N.C., said in a study released today that Maryland has the 12th healthiest environment of the 50 states, and the 10th strongest economy."The states that do the most to protect their natural resources also wind up with the strongest economies and best jobs for their citizens," concluded Robert Hall, the institute's research director and the report's author.
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By Thomas J. DiLorenzo | October 15, 1993
WHEN protectionists complain about "free-trade ideologues," they are referring to people like me. Like virtually every economist who is not on the payroll of the AFL-CIO or a "protected" industry, I have learned from centuries of economic history that free international trade means competition, lower prices, product diversity and economic growth and job creation.Protectionism means just the opposite: monopoly, higher prices, restricted consumer choice and economic stagnation. That is why I am against the misnamed North American Free Trade Agreement.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | August 1, 2007
Business leaders and environmentalists are praising the unanimous approval by Howard County Council this week of the Ulman administration's "green" buildings legislation. "Howard County is going to be a leader in the nation" as a result, said David Pratt, an environmental consultant and president of the Baltimore regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. "I think we're going to have a concentration of high-quality buildings. Heidi Gaasch, Howard County Chamber of Commerce government affairs director, said, "We're pleased with the outcome.
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By Thomas J. DiLorenzo | October 15, 1993
WHEN protectionists complain about "free-trade ideologues," they are referring to people like me. Like virtually every economist who is not on the payroll of the AFL-CIO or a "protected" industry, I have learned from centuries of economic history that free international trade means competition, lower prices, product diversity and economic growth and job creation.Protectionism means just the opposite: monopoly, higher prices, restricted consumer choice and economic stagnation. That is why I am against the misnamed North American Free Trade Agreement.
NEWS
September 7, 1993
Having demonstrated he can prevail over united Republicans to get his budget passed, President Clinton now has the more awkward task of controlling divided Democrats in a showdown on the North American Free Trade Agreement.This will be his preeminent challenge on Capitol Hill for the rest of the year. Not only is his position within his own party at issue: so, too, is his world prestige as foreign governments weigh his ability to come through on a treaty essential to the best government Mexico has ever had.For this reason, Mr. Clinton's insistence on a barrage of September proposals starting with Al Gore's "re-inventing goverment" plan today looks risky.
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