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EPA’s Jackson To Speak At Ecosystem Conference

How has restoration of large ecosystems like the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico changed following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? That’s what the head of the Environmental Protection Agency will be talking about in Baltimore on Friday.


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EPA’s Bay Czar: ‘We Will Win This One’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s senior adviser on the Chesapeake Bay restoration says the EPA’s strategy can stand up to court challenges by farm and development groups.


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Judge Orders New Pollution Standards For Anacostia

A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt or approve new pollution standards for the Anacostia River.


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Algae Study Harris 1st Bill, Votes To Limit EPA

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris’ first bill, which would reauthorize the study of algae blooms and dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, made it out of a subcommittee a day after he voted to limit the power of the federal Environmental Protection Agency to enforce the Clean Water Act.


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EPA Says Chesapeake Bay Has Made Positive Changes

After promising consequences if states in the Chesapeake watershed don’t do more to clean up the bay, the federal EPA says some positive results are turning up.


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EPA OKs Stink Bug Spray For Orchards In 7 States

Fruit growers in seven Eastern states have a new weapon for fighting the brown marmorated stink bug.


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U.S. Accused Cement Plant In Md. Of Pollution

A federal complaint accuses the owner of a Hagerstown cement plant of violating the Clean Air Act and polluting the air.


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Municipal Sewer Authority Group Joins Bay Fight

An organization representing sewer authorities nationwide says it is also seeking to join a court fight over Chesapeake Bay restoration.


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Science Panel Assesses Bay Restoration Plan

A report by a panel of scientists and environmentalists raises new questions about the ambitious plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay, including the effectiveness of tracking pollution-reduction goals and how climate change could alter in the bay’s recovery effort.


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State Environment Regulators Seek Toxic Act Rework

Maryland’s secretary of the environment says he’s joining counterparts in five other states who are seeking an overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act.


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Several Factors Contributing To Gas Price Rise

From the unrest in the Middle East to the summer season approaching, gas prices keep rising. Drivers are being warned they’re only going to go higher.


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EPA Names New Chesapeake Bay Adviser

The Environmental Protection Agency has named a new senior adviser to lead the agency’s massive Chesapeake Bay restoration.





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