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Activists oppose proposed gas pipeline beneath Potomac River

HANCOCK — A Potomac River protection group is organizing a demonstration against plans for a pipeline beneath the river that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. Brent Walls of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network says demonstrators plan a ...

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Video: Bomb tech responds to Woodrow Wilson Bridge

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OXON HILL — Prince George’s County Fire Department officials say they’ve closed the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at the Wilson Bridge while they investigate a suspicious package mid-span on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway. Fire department spokesman Mark Brady ...

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Inspector urges enforcement for Potomac River chemical spill

LUKE — A Maryland Department of the Environment inspector is recommending enforcement action against a western Maryland paper mill where a chemical spill tainted the Potomac River. The report signed Friday by inspector Charles Hatfield concludes Memphis, Tennessee-based Verso Corp. ...

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Obama makes marine preserve in tidal Potomac River

In this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in Emmitsburg, Md. The White House is expected to announce Monday, Oct. 5, the designation of two new marine sanctuaries in the tidal waters of Maryland and Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan, the first chosen in 15 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

VALPARAISO, Chile — President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from ...

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