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Md. top court: Development accords need not provide ‘enhanced benefits’ (access required)

In a victory for developers over environmentalists, Maryland’s top court has unanimously held that county-approved property-development agreements need not contain provisions ensuring enhanced benefits for the community, such as new schools or better roads. Nothing in Maryland law or in ...

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Md. high court affirms PSC’s $48M fee on Dominion’s Cove Point project (access required)

The Maryland Public Service Commission was within its regulatory authority when it required a gas company to pay $48 million as a condition for approval of a planned 130-megawattt electric generating station in Calvert County, the state’s top court ruled unanimously Friday.

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House GOP to slash environmental, arts funding

WASHINGTON — House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration. The $24 ...

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Bay foundation sues over Sparrows Point steel mill sale (access required)

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland Department of the Environment are calling for the potential sale of the Sparrows Point steel mill to be rejected if the deal does not contain clear language about what the new owner needs to do to clean up the site.

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Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answer

PITTSBURGH — A new Department of Energy study may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Do gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? Department spokesman Richard Hammack says a gas ...

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Environmentalists barely pass legislature (access required)

In the best session for environmental legislation in four years, members of the General Assembly still barely earned a passing grade, according to an environmental group’s annual scorecard. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters discussed its 2012 evaluation of legislators ...

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Environmental appeal involving RG Steel to proceed

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday that environmentalists can proceed with a federal court appeal in a dispute involving water quality monitoring at an RG Steel facility near Baltimore. RG Steel, the nation’s fourth-largest flat-rolled steel manufacturer, ...

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