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Maryland officials reviewing Obama’s greenhouse gas limits (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released Monday. Ben Grumbles, ...

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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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Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves Constellation-Exelon deal

Exelon’s proposed takeover of Constellation Energy crossed another hurdle Thursday when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the $7.9 billion deal. Constellation’s nuclear division, the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, is licensed to operate five reactors and two spent fuel installations. The ...

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FirstEnergy closing 6 coal-fired power plants

AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. said Thursday that new environmental regulations led to a decision to shut down six older, coal-fired power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, affecting more than 500 employees. The plants, which are in Cleveland, Ashtabula, ...

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