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MDE alleges closed paper mill is polluting Potomac River

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

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

The Constellation Energy Brandon Shore Power Plant at Smallwood Center from across Stoney Creek. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

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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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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