With controversies swirling around the DC Public Schools system, including Chancellor Antwan Wilson's daughter being able to bypass the lottery system to transfer schools, what is next for education in the District?
According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, about 70 percent of the air pollution in Maryland comes from other states. Local officials say that their efforts to improve air quality are being thwarted by upwind states with less stringent environmental standards, and that the Environmental Protection Agency should be doing more to hold those states accountable. Last week, Maryland filed a lawsuit against the EPA, saying it was failing to enforce the U.S. Clean Air Act’s “good neighbor” provision, which requires the agency to address interstate transport of air pollution.
- Scott Dance Reporter, Baltimore Sun; @ssdance
- Ben Grumbles Maryland Secretary of the Environment; @MDEnvironment
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