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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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Multistate agreement in works for Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS — States in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are working to have a new cleanup agreement ready by October with clearer goals and greater flexibility and transparency. This would be the fourth Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement in 30 years intended ...

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Chesapeake Bay restoration sized up: mixed report

RICHMOND, Va. — Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary but none is on track to meet cleanup commitments set this year, an analysis by environmental groups ...

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EPA blamed for delays in asbestos study in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure. The ...

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Md. panel starts work on statewide trails plan

ANNAPOLIS — A volunteer committee is beginning a statewide assessment of Maryland’s public trails. The Department of Natural Resources Trails Committee holds its first meeting Thursday in Annapolis. The 15-member panel includes representatives from trail user groups around the state. ...

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Opposition to Frederick incinerator is heated

FREDERICK — The rhetoric is running hot ahead of a Maryland Department of the Environment hearing on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator near Frederick. The hearing Wednesday night concerns plans by the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority for smokestack emissions, water ...

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