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EPA taking aim at auto emissions, sulfur in gas

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed new regulations Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, claiming the new standards would provide $7 in health benefits from cleaner air for each dollar spent to implement them. The costs likely would ...

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Report: Bay stormwater pollution costs can be cut

RICHMOND, Va. — A new report says there are cost-effective ways for local governments to reduce stormwater pollution going into the Chesapeake Bay. The report says local governments could possibly reduce their costs by 50 percent to 85 percent by ...

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High court rules in logging-road runoff, Medicaid cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with timber interests in a dispute over the regulation of runoff from logging roads in western forests. In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling which held that ...

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Appeal: Potomac pollution should meet Md. Criteria

A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to throw out a Potomac River pollution permit that state regulators gave a federal facility in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements. Potomac Riverkeeper said Monday it has ...

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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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Wal-Mart’s Burwell nominated as budget chief

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington’s heated partisan budget battles and is filling vacancies at the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency, an ...

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Harbor Point protective cap to be pierced for Exelon HQ (access required)

Developers of the proposed 23-story Exelon Corp. tower on the Baltimore waterfront plan to pierce a protective cap covering toxic chromium waste to drive pilings 70 to 80 feet into the ground to anchor the energy giant’s new regional headquarters, according to state environmental officials and the developers themselves.

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Chesapeake shows signs of resilience, report finds

Bay grasses, crabs and rockfish are showing signs of resilience in the Chesapeake Bay, which continues to suffer from poor water quality as a growing population stresses it, according to a report released Thursday. The bay barometer provides a snapshot ...

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