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Fracking, septics, wind power facing Maryland lawmakers

Natural gas drilling in western Maryland, offshore wind power, and new growth and septic system requirements are among the environmental issues facing state lawmakers again as the Maryland General Assembly gathers Wednesday. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who switched ...

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Legislative panel approves new septic regulations

ANNAPOLIS — A panel of Maryland lawmakers has approved regulations requiring new construction to use the best technology in septic systems to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review voted 11-8 on ...

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Week in review: 7/13/12

Costs rise along with temperatures Damage such as the cracked roadway on U.S. Route 50 is making an already-expensive run of summer weather even more costly after a mostly mild Maryland winter. David Buck, a State Highway Administration spokesman, said: ...

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Delegate willing to accept Md. septic bill ‘as is’

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Delegate Maggie McIntosh says she is willing to forgo changes to a bill that regulates where residential septic systems can be installed to ensure the legislation survives the General Assembly. McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat, said Wednesday that ...

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O’Malley septic bill amended

ANNAPOLIS — A series of nine amendments to the O’Malley administration’s septic bill cleared the Senate, preserving longstanding control of septic use with local planning authorities. “Land use is a very hot topic for local governments, and Maryland statute has ...

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Mandel and Sauerbrey: Let’s move cautiously on septic measures

In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Martin O’Malley called for a ban on traditional septic systems in housing developments with five or more units. For single homes or smaller developments without access to public sewers, he’s ...

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