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Farmers Protest Septic System Law From Tractors

Farmers rode their tractors on the streets of the state capital on Tuesday to draw attention to a measure that would repeal a law designed to fight pollution by limiting the growth of septic systems in Maryland.


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Panel Hears Testimony On Septic Regulations

A Maryland legislative panel is weighing regulations proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration to require the use of the best available technology in septic systems to remove nitrogen in new construction in most of the state.


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Environmental Bills, Gaming Fail In Legislature

Even though she guided a controversial plan to regulate septic systems and helped hike a tax to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup, Delegate Maggie McIntosh could not work miracles for all the bills that came through her committee before the Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday night.


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House Committee OKs Plan Regulating Septic Systems

A bill regulating where new residential septic systems can be installed is moving to the full House of Delegates.


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Delegate Willing To Accept Md. Septic Bill ‘As Is’

Maryland Delegate Maggie McIntosh says she is willing to forgo changes to a bill that regulates where residential septic systems can be installed to ensure the legislation survives the General Assembly.


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Md. Senate Passes Bill To Limit Septic Systems

Maryland Senators have approved a bill to regulate where new residential septic systems can be installed.


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Md. Sen. Gives Preliminary Approval To Septic Bill

The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that regulates where new residential septic systems can be installed, but some say amendments weaken the development measure.


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Debate Begins On Bill To Limit Md. Septic Systems

A bill to limit where residential septic systems can be installed in Maryland is before the state Senate.


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Md. Sen. Committee Passes Governor’s Septic Bill

A Maryland Senate committee has signed off on a bill to limit where new septic systems can be installed.


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Deficit, Taxes, Gay Marriage To Busy Md. Lawmakers

The General Assembly’s session, which begins next week, will focus on continuing budget problems and the return of difficult and strongly debated legislation that stalled last year. That includes same-sex marriage, expanding gambling, offshore wind development and limits on septic systems.


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Md. Panel Punts Septic Tank Limits To Governor

A Maryland task force has backed off taking a more aggressive approach to curbing pollution from septic tanks in an effort to forge a consensus.