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Lawsuit: No gambling on toxins

Horseshoe Casino

A group of environmentalists and Baltimore residents have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to have stronger monitoring of what they say is toxic waste on the site of a casino under construction along Russell Street.

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Western Md. natural gas drilling subject of report

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources, in a draft report describing best practices for drilling and production of natural gas in the Marcellus share region of Western Maryland, are recommending that comprehensive planning be required for shale gas development before any drilling permits are issued.

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MDE to announce Wicomico groundwater contamination response

SALISBURY — Maryland environmental officials plan to brief residents on how they will respond to groundwater contamination in Wicomico County. A community meeting is scheduled Tuesday in the Parkside High School auditorium in Salisbury. Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman ...

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Md. hosts stormwater runoff meeting for officials

ANNAPOLIS — Top Maryland officials led by Gov. Martin O’Malley hosted county and local officials at a meeting in Annapolis dedicated to stormwater runoff, a key Chesapeake Bay pollutant with a price tag for cuts that has many worried. The ...

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$37M approved for Md. septic, wastewater upgrades

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million in grants for upgrading septic systems and wastewater treatment plants. The Department of the Environment says the approval Wednesday includes $14.9 million in grants from the Bay ...

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Senators criticize septics regulation proposal

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators on Monday criticized regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of the Environment last month that would require the use of best available technology for nitrogen removal septic systems in new construction on land draining to the ...

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Md. approves $37M for sewage upgrades, wetlands

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million for sewage treatment plant upgrades and wetlands construction. The grants approved Wednesday include a $33.5 million grant for Harford County’s Sod Run Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Department ...

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Floating wetlands to expand in Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s floating wetlands are growing. Volunteers plan to add another 2,000 square feet of the manmade marshes in front of the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor later this month. Two years ago, students from Baltimore’s Living Classrooms Foundation ...

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