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Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

FILE - The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo., Friday,  July 27, 2018.  The Trump administration has weakened an Obama-era rule aimed at stopping coal plant pollution that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers. The changes finalized Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, will allow utilities to use cheaper wastewater cleanup technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines adopted in 2015. Its the latest in a string of regulatory rollbacks for the coal power industry under Trump. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court struck down one of the Trump administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying the administration acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regulation of air pollution from power plants. The ...

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Baltimore urges justices to keep Big Oil suit in state court

A flag bearing the company logo of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company, flies outside the head office in The Hague, Netherlands April 7. Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Baltimore urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to turn aside Big Oil’s bid to have the city’s climate change lawsuit against the fossil fuel companies litigated in federal rather than state court. In papers filed with the justices, Baltimore ...

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City incinerators sue Baltimore over Clean Air Act

Destiny Watford, center, led  a coalition that fought a proposed incinerator at Curtis Bay.   (Submitted photo)

Baltimore incinerators and trade associations filed suit against the city over its recent emissions mandates Tuesday, alleging the Baltimore Clean Air Act is illegal and conflicts with existing state and federal requirements. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in ...

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$1.6M settlement proposed in Md. paper mill air pollution case

The federal government and a Georgia papermaker are proposing a $1.6 million settlement of a 16-year-old, air-pollution lawsuit against a western Maryland paper mill. Attorneys for the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and WestRock Co. of Norcross, Georgia, filed ...

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It’s an ill wind that blows Maryland no good

Maryland joined seven other states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast in petitioning the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions. The petition is aimed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, ...

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High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said they will review a ...

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Next Supreme Court term could bring new focus on Clean Air Act

Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenge an Environmental Protection Agency rule designed to reduce the amount of power plant air pollutants that drift across state lines may be the first in a flurry of high court environmental cases that could have a major impact on federal policy and businesses.

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U.S. fines Toll Brothers $741K for stormwater runoff at sites

PHILADELPHIA — National homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. will pay a $741,000 fine and implement changes in managing stormwater runoff at its home construction sites, federal officials announced Wednesday. Maryland and Virginia have joined the settlement and will receive a portion ...

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