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Stormwater runoff in Baltimore city. The Court of Appeals last week ruled against environmental organizations which argued the Maryland Department of the Environment's stormwater permits for Baltimore and several Maryland counties were unlawfully vague because the agency did not provide clear benchmarks, guidelines and standards for stormwater. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)
Stormwater runoff in Baltimore city. The Court of Appeals last week ruled against environmental organizations which argued the Maryland Department of the Environment's stormwater permits for Baltimore and several Maryland counties were unlawfully vague because the agency did not provide clear benchmarks, guidelines and standards for stormwater. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Md. high court upholds stormwater permitting process

In a defeat for environmentalists, Maryland’s top court has unanimously upheld the Maryland Department of the Environment’s pollution-prevention permitting process for stormwater control.