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MDE alleges closed paper mill is polluting Potomac River (access required)

A now-closed paper mill in Western Maryland is accused of polluting the North Branch of the Potomac River by improperly dumping “pulping liquor,” which sparked complaints over the summer. Luke Paper Mill, in Allegany County, manufactured paper products until its ...

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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in Md., 12 other states (access required)

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation sues Va. over livestock rules (access required)

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals. The lawsuit, scheduled to be heard Thursday in Richmond Circuit Court, is aimed ...

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16-year Md. air pollution case nears end in federal court

BALTIMORE — A federal air pollution case involving a western Maryland paper mill is reaching its final phase 16 years after regulators first alleged a violation. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore has scheduled a conference with lawyers March ...

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