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It’s an ill wind that blows Maryland no good

Maryland joined seven other states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast in petitioning the federal government Monday to require nine upwind states to cut down air pollution emissions. The petition is aimed at Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, ...

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U.S. agriculture secretary touts farm efforts in bay cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. — Farmers have significantly reduced the flow of pollutants into the Chesapeake Bay, with new conservation practices keeping more than 15 million tons of sediment alone out of the estuary, a report released Thursday said. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

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High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said they will review a ...

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Eastern Shore farmers express concern about fertilizer rules

SALISBURY — Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops. Farmers talked about their concerns Tuesday night in Salisbury with state agriculture officials. Maryland Department of Agriculture officials say ...

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Farm groups appeal Chesapeake Bay cleanup ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Farm groups said Tuesday that they were appealing a judge’s decision to uphold federal pollution limits that are designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, ...

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Next Supreme Court term could bring new focus on Clean Air Act

Two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenge an Environmental Protection Agency rule designed to reduce the amount of power plant air pollutants that drift across state lines may be the first in a flurry of high court environmental cases that could have a major impact on federal policy and businesses.

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