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FirstEnergy closing 6 coal-fired power plants

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. said Thursday that new environmental regulations led to a decision to shut down six older, coal-fired power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, affecting more than 500 employees. The plants, which are in Cleveland, Ashtabula, ...

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Editorial: Going after tax giveaways

Buried beneath a pile of tax increases and spending cuts in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget that are already attracting lightning bolts from all sides is a small but important victory for Maryland taxpayers — if the General Assembly has ...

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Poll: Marylanders would pay for wind power (access required)

A majority of Marylanders are willing to shell out more for electricity to buy power from offshore wind farms, according to a poll released Monday by a coalition of environmental groups. The survey’s respondents were asked, “Please indicate whether you ...

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Casselman coal mine wins final approval

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland environmental regulators said Friday they have issued the final state permit for an underground coal mine that would tunnel beneath the Casselman River near Grantsville, upstream of a popular trout-fishing section of the Western Maryland waterway. Project ...

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