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Spill closes section of JFX in Baltimore

A section of the Jones Falls Expressway in downtown Baltimore has been shut down after an unknown substance was spilled on the roadway. Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says northbound Interstate 83 was closed between Fayette and Calvert streets ...

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Developers fear increases in taxes, fees

When lawmakers convene in Annapolis next week, developers around the state will tighten the grip on their wallets. As the state’s budget woes continue and an expensive plan with a 10-year timetable for new federal Environmental Protection Agency requirements to ...

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Maryland’s bay pollution reduction plan more aggressive than goal

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland has submitted its final “pollution diet” plan, which details how the state will achieve Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals five years earlier than mandated by the federal government. The state’s plan aims to reduce nitrogen by 21 ...

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Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan gets tepid response

Virginia’s latest plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay received a tepid response Tuesday from environmentalists, who said it leans too heavily on voluntary efforts and federal funding to get the job done. The 133-page plan, submitted Monday to the Environmental ...

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State environment secretary steps down

Maryland environment Secretary Shari T. Wilson will resign next month, officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Wilson made a “personal decision” in requesting not to be a part of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s cabinet in his second term, according to a statement released ...

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Md. environment chief Shari T. Wilson stepping down

Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Shari T. Wilson will resign next month, ending a nearly four-year tenure during which her agency was criticized for unpredictable enforcement of environmental regulations. The Department of the Environment announced the change Tuesday afternoon, ...

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