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Marylanders Uneasy About Renewable Energy Plant In Curtis Bay

Students and residents are speaking out against a new trash-burning power plant going up in the Curtis Bay and Brooklyn neighborhoods. They’re worried about potential pollution from the plant, but company officials say the plant will do more to help the environment.

12/18/2013

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Heat Prompts Code Orange Air Quality Alert In Baltimore Area

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday in the Baltimore metro area.

06/25/2013

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EPA: Mid-Atlantic Air Pollution Down In 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says releases of toxic air pollutants were down in 2011 in the Mid-Atlantic.

01/16/2013

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Environment Report: Maryland Not Meeting Ozone Standards

Maryland is not meeting federal ozone standards and isn’t likely to do so without federal policies to address pollution blowing in from other states.

04/30/2012

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Md. House Passes Offshore Wind Bill

The Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-47 on Friday for a scaled-back measure to help develop offshore wind off the coast of Ocean City in as soon as five years.

03/30/2012

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Report: Md. Zip Codes Among Nation’s Most Polluted

A new report says the Curtis Bay and Brooklyn areas outside Baltimore are among the nation’s most polluted zip codes.

03/15/2012

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CBF: Infrared Video Shows Gas Drilling Pollution

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says infrared videos show air pollution coming from natural gas sites springing up across the country.

11/30/2011

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RG Steel To Pay $135K For Alleged Air Violations

The new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill outside Baltimore must pay $135,000 for alleged air pollution violations.

10/13/2011

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Md. Ranks 5th In Nation For Toxic Air, Coal-Burning Plants Blamed

A new report reveals the air you’re breathing in Maryland is some of the most toxic in the nation. But our No. 5 ranking may be misleading.

07/21/2011

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NASA Continuing Air Quality Flights Over Md., D.C.

NASA is continuing low-level flights over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor to help improve satellites’ ability to measure air quality.

07/20/2011

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Program Aims To Replace Old Trucks Serving Ports

A program aimed at cleaning up the air in the mid-Atlantic region is encouraging short-haul truck operators serving ports in the region to trade in clunkers for newer vehicles.

07/17/2011

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Md. Cement Plant At Odds With State And Feds

A Hagerstown cement plant targeted by federal regulators for alleged air pollution says it’s been trying for nearly three years to get a state permit for its increased sulfur dioxide emissions.

06/29/2011

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