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Maryland sues Volkswagen for dirty diesel deception

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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Potomac chemical spill prompts precautions amid assurances

HAGERSTOWN — More Potomac River communities announced steps to protect their drinking water Tuesday even as environmental regulators gave fresh assurances that last week’s chemical spill at a western Maryland paper mill poses no health threat. The Maryland Department of ...

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New Md. environmental chief: Enforcement not ‘first step’

The new head of the Maryland Department of the Environment is promising better relations with businesses in the state but said environmental groups need not be worried he will be a rubber stamp. Ben Grumbles, Gov. Larry Hogan’s choice to ...

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