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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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Marylanders Urged To Pitch In And ‘Reclaim The Bay’

Everything takes a starting point and this last day of January makes the first day of the “Reclaim the Bay” campaign.

01/31/2013

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Opposition To Frederick Incinerator Is Heated

The rhetoric is running hot ahead of a Maryland Department of the Environment hearing on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator near Frederick.

01/30/2013

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Environmental Group Won’t Appeal Poultry Pollution Case

A New York-based environmental group that sued Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower said Wednesday it won’t appeal a federal judge’s ruling in an alleged poultry pollution case.

01/24/2013

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Maryland Legislators Receive Briefing On State Of The Bay

There’s been progress but there’s still a lot of hard work to do. That’s the message Maryland legislators received in a briefing on the state of the Chesapeake Bay.

01/16/2013

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Md. DNR: Bay Restoration Efforts Need To Happen At Conowingo

Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening bay restoration efforts must be dealt with sooner rather than later, and Exelon should be part of the solution as part of the relicensing of its hydro-electric power plant, a Maryland natural resources official said Tuesday.

01/16/2013

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Md. Files Consent Decree Over Coal Ash Pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment has filed a consent decree in federal court requiring the cleanup of coal ash pollution in three counties.

01/14/2013

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Perdue Seeks Up To $2.5M In Poultry Pollution Case

Perdue Farms is seeking up to $2.5 million in attorney fees following its victory in a poultry pollution case that has been closely watched by environmentalist and agriculture interests for its potential impact on the industry.

01/09/2013

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Report Finds Bay Restoration Progress, Concerns

A new report by the Environmental Integrity Project is calling for tougher state permitting and oversight to achieve Chesapeake Bay restoration goals.

12/06/2012

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