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Hagerstown cement plant owner fined $700,000

HAGERSTOWN — The owner of a Hagerstown cement plant has agreed to a $700,000 fine to settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed settlement Thursday with the U.S. arm of ...

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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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Deal would possibly cut ‘rain tax’ up to 85% for port businesses

Baltimore officials are close to an agreement with port and other harbor-area industries that could significantly reduce the amount those businesses would pay under the city’s proposed stormwater fee.

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Study: Feds overestimate poultry pollution

NEWARK, Del. — A University of Delaware-led study has found that decades-old federal standards overestimate current poultry industry contributions to water pollution. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that researchers found that nitrogen levels in poultry house manure are 55 ...

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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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EPA methane report further divides fracking camps

PITTSBURGH — The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided environmentalists: Does the recent ...

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