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Sunoco, WSSC fined by Maryland Department of the Environment

The Maryland Department of the Environment says Philadelphia-based Sunoco and a suburban Washington water utility have been fined for alleged violations. The department says the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission paid $55,925 for sewer overflows in 2011. The 163 overflows totaled ...

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Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, ...

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Bay foundation links fracking, air pollution

An environmental group said Wednesday that infrared video shows air pollution streaming from natural gas sites that have been sprouting up across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said it sent the videos to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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Maryland ranks 5th among ‘Toxic 20’

Maryland ranks as the fifth-worst state in the country for toxic air pollution caused by coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The environmental group and the Physicians for Social Responsibility on Wednesday jointly released ...

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