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Mandel and Sauerbrey: Let’s move cautiously on septic measures

In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Martin O’Malley called for a ban on traditional septic systems in housing developments with five or more units. For single homes or smaller developments without access to public sewers, he’s ...

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W. Va. communities may get bay aid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia communities facing a federal mandate to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution may get some financial help from state lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee approved a plan Friday that would dedicate $6 million in annual lottery revenues ...

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McIntosh wants more study on septic bill

ANNAPOLIS — A measure banning septic systems for new, major subdivisions in Maryland should be delayed for further study, because lawmakers from both parties are worried about its economic impact, a key lawmaker recommended to Gov. Martin O’Malley. Del. Maggie ...

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Md. authorities charge 6 men with taking oysters

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Natural Resources police have charged six men with removing oysters from an oyster sanctuary in the Corsica River. The men, ranging in age from 18 to 29, were charged Thursday. Two of the men have also been ...

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Va. congressman seeks to block bay-cleanup funding

RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte is attempting to ban the use of federal dollars to implement the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan, accusing the agency of overreaching its authority. The Virginia Republican said the states within ...

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