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Inner Harbor Water Quality Gets A Grade Of ‘C Minus’

A grade of “C minus” is a long way from the honor roll, but because it represents the water quality in the Inner Harbor, it’s better than expected.

06/03/2013

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Developer Seeks $37M For Fort Detrick Pollution

A Frederick developer is seeking $37 million for what it claims is the Army’s failure to stop toxic chemicals from Fort Detrick from polluting groundwater off post.

05/02/2013

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Md. Environmentalists To Announce Wicomico Groundwater Response

Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.

04/30/2013

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Rain Tax Will Fall On Md. Property Owners

Rain on the roof. That’s often a comforting sound. But soon it’s going to mean money out of your pocket.

04/14/2013

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Project Clean Stream Kicks Off Around Maryland

Over the next few weeks, thousands of volunteers will come together across the state as Project Clean Stream kicks off in Maryland.

04/06/2013

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Traffic Pollution Can Cause Asthma In Kids (Not Just Trigger It)

A new survey confirms children living near heavy traffic areas are more at risk of asthma.

04/02/2013

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Businesses Fear Huge Bills From Stormwater Fee

Bill Blanchett crunched some numbers and cringed.

03/26/2013

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Md. House Amends Budget Bill For Sued Farmers

The Maryland House of Delegates amended the state budget on Wednesday to make up to $300,000 available to help a farm family pay its legal bills after it was sued unsuccessfully over alleged poultry pollution.

03/13/2013

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Md. Hosts Stormwater Runoff Meeting For Officials

Top state officials led by Gov. Martin O’Malley hosted Maryland county and local officials at a meeting Monday dedicated to reducing stormwater runoff, a major source of Chesapeake Bay pollution. But many worry about the cost of reducing it.

03/05/2013

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Appeal: Potomac Pollution Should Meet Md. Criteria

A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to overturn a Potomac River pollution permit for a federal complex in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements.

03/04/2013

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Perdue, Grower Seek Attorney Fees For Failed Suit

Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower who successfully defended a poultry pollution suit should be awarded attorney fees to discourage similar suits in the future, attorneys said in filings Thursday.

02/07/2013

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Md. Reports On County Growth Law Compliance

A Maryland Department of Planning report says two Maryland counties have “largely ignored” a law designed to limit septics growth to fight pollution.

02/01/2013

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