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Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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