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Maryland On Track To Meet Obama’s Clean Climate Plan

Cutting America’s carbon footprint to lessen the impact of climate change is going to be a challenge for states.

08/04/2015

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Maryland Officials Reviewing Obama’s Greenhouse Gas Limits

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is still reviewing the impact of President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, but Maryland Democrats already are praising the plan.

08/03/2015

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Court Orders EPA To Redo Air-Pollution Limits In 13 States

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

07/28/2015

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car is seen at a press conference at 2014 International CES (Photo by Rob Lever/Getty Images)

DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered Car

The District of Columbia’s top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that’s powered by air.

03/18/2015

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States Announce Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gases

A multi-state agreement calls for a 45 percent reduction next year in allowable greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

02/07/2013

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Auto Emissions Fell 20% In 5 Years

America’s CO2 emissions may have reached a 20-year low. But why?

10/17/2012

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Prince George’s Co. Fire Warns Residents Of Heat, Poor Air Quality

Prince George’s County fire officials are warning residents to be aware of unhealthy air quality.

06/10/2012

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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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Groups Applaud Closing Of Coal-Fired Power Plant

Environmental groups say an aging, coal-fired power plant in Washington County that is being closed by FirstEnergy along with five others did not comply with Maryland’s 2006 Healthy Air Act.

01/26/2012