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Water permit enables growth of western Maryland coal mine

GRANTSVILLE — The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving a western Maryland coal mine permission to increase the amount of water it discharges into the Casselman River as production increases. The agency announced on Thursday its final determination to ...

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High court upholds MDE’s broad view of ‘premises’ for air tests

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A divided Maryland high court has upheld the state environmental agency’s approval of emissions from a crematorium, even though the test for airborne toxins was conducted at the outer edge of the commercial park in Millersville and not in a concerned, adjacent business.

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Maryland sues Volkswagen for dirty diesel deception

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles announce the state's lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates for violations of state environmental laws in connection with diesel automobiles sold with “defeat devices” designed to conceal illegal amounts of emissions. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland will seek billions of dollars in penalties from automaker Volkswagen AG for using “defeat devices” to conceal illegal amounts of emissions produced by thousands of vehicles purported to have “clean diesel” technology, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Tuesday. ...

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Scenic Md. railroad hopes to finish repairs by August

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Repair of a landslide that has kept Western Maryland Scenic Railroad excursions from reaching their Frostburg destination is expected to be completed by Aug. 1. The landslide discovered during routine track inspection in late February was the ...

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