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Developer loses constitutional challenge to MoCo zoning change

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

Montgomery County did not violate a developer’s constitutional rights by adopting a water system amendment to a master zoning plan, changes that devalued the planned development, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its reported 3-0 decision, the 4th ...

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Multistate agreement in works for Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS — States in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are working to have a new cleanup agreement ready by October with clearer goals and greater flexibility and transparency. This would be the fourth Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement in 30 years intended ...

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Chesapeake Bay restoration sized up: mixed report

RICHMOND, Va. — Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary but none is on track to meet cleanup commitments set this year, an analysis by environmental groups ...

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Md. Attorney General audit: More environmental enforcement needed

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his annual environmental audit has found the need for enhanced enforcement of pollution laws. Gansler says pollution related to urban and residential growth is also a concern and the audit highlighted the benefits of ...

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Consensus: Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan on track

RICHMOND — State and federal officials and environmentalists say the six states and the District of Columbia within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are on pace to restore the nation’s largest estuary. The consensus emerged Monday from a meeting in northern ...

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Wicomico River pollutants down slightly last year

SALISBURY — An annual study of pollution levels in the Wicomico River and its watershed shows that levels went down slightly in 2011. The Daily Times in Salisbury reports that results from the Wicomico Creekwatchers’ 2011 Water Quality Monitoring Results ...

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EPA assesses states’ Chesapeake restoration plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is urging New York to submit its overdue state plan for cutting pollution that flows into Chesapeake Bay, part of an effort by all six bay watershed states and the District of Columbia, a top EPA ...

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Chesapeake Bay scientists urge caution on nutrient trading

ANNAPOLIS — An environmental group is urging caution in developing a nutrient trading program to cut Chesapeake Bay pollution. Nutrient trading allows polluters to buy credits for reductions made by others. The concept has been proposed to limit pollution from ...

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