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Justices show interest in Carroll County’s stormwater appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown an interest in hearing Carroll County’s argument that the Maryland Department of the Environment imposed upon the county stormwater pollution-prevention standards more stringent than those permitted under the federal Clean Water Act. The high ...

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Carroll Co. seeks Supreme Court review of stormwater obligation

The Maryland Department of the Environment imposed upon Carroll County stormwater pollution-prevention standards more stringent than those permitted under the federal Clean Water Act, the county is arguing in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn a decision ...

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Federal judge allows suit over groundwater contamination to proceed

Maryland’s lawsuit to redress the contamination of its waters with a gasoline additive can proceed after a federal judge denied the majority of motions to dismiss. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander ruled on multiple motions to dismiss on Sept. 4. She ...

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High court defers to MDE, upholds agency’s stormwater permits

The Maryland Department of the Environment validly imposed stormwater-protection standards on two counties more stringent than the counties’ population sizes would generally call for under the law and legitimately mandated that they reduce polluting discharges beyond “the maximum extent practicable,” ...

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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

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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