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Maryland urges justices to reject Carroll Co.’s stormwater appeal

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

States may impose upon their counties stormwater pollution-prevention standards more stringent than those called for under the federal Clean Water Act, the Maryland Department of the Environment stated Thursday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to turn aside Carroll County’s ...

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Md. court agrees to report decision that state law preempts local solar farm regulation

Standard Solar developed, built and financed this 1.4 megawatt solar project, which is on six acres of school system-owned land at the Fort Smallwood Facilities complex in Pasadena. (Standard Solar photo)

The state has implicitly preempted local regulation of potential solar farms, according to a ruling from Maryland’s second-highest court re-issued Thursday as a reported opinion. The three-judge panel’s determination that the Maryland Public Services Commission has exclusive jurisdiction for considering applications for ...

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