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Md., Del. make list of worst power plant polluters

Maryland and Delaware are among the nation’s top 20 power plant polluters, although Maryland has made significant cuts, according to rankings released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Maryland ranked 19th, an improvement from fifth place the year before. ...

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Legislative panel approves new septic regulations

ANNAPOLIS — A panel of Maryland lawmakers has approved regulations requiring new construction to use the best technology in septic systems to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review voted 11-8 on ...

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Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution, ...

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Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answer

PITTSBURGH — A new Department of Energy study may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Do gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? Department spokesman Richard Hammack says a gas ...

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Chesapeake Bay’s cleanup focus of Monday meeting

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — The key players in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay are meeting in northern Virginia to assess the progress of the massive undertaking. The annual meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s executive council begins at 10:30 ...

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Virginia exceeding bay cleanup milestones

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is far exceeding milestones to reduce wastewater pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, clearly showing the restoration of the bay can be achieved, according to the McDonnell administration. Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state achieved significant reductions ...

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