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Md. withdraws emergency status of fertilizer rules

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Agriculture Department on Monday withdrew a request to accelerate implementation of proposed regulations aimed at reducing pollution from fertilizer in the Chesapeake Bay after critics said the state was moving too fast. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration had ...

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Government seeks new limits on silica dust

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators announced plans Friday to dramatically limit workplace exposure to silica dust, an agent known to cause crippling lung disease and cancer in thousands of workers each year. The proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

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Hagerstown cement plant owner fined $700,000

HAGERSTOWN — The owner of a Hagerstown cement plant has agreed to a $700,000 fine to settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed settlement Thursday with the U.S. arm of ...

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