1.The city is a major U.S. seaport, situated closer to major Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast.
2.The Maryland Department of Environment Oil Control evaluates the impact of petroleum constitutes in the Baltimore area.
3.The 2006 General Assembly enacted major changes to Maryland’s existing comprehensive planning law that, among other things, requires increased effort on the part of local government to ensure that a “water resources element” is adopted as part of county comprehensive plans.
Top Ten Greenest Economic Cities
The rankings explain the presence of a green economy among United States cities. These indicators gauge, for instance, which cities’ public transit, renewable energy, local food, and development approaches are more likely to either limit or intensify the negative economic and environmental impacts of fossil fuel dependence.
The rankings are based on the presence of a city or public-private incubator for clean technology industries, including renewable energy, advanced transportation, advanced water treatment, alternative fuels, green building, and energy efficiency.