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Mines in 21 States Outed for Habitual Safety Violations

The 48 mines are also linked by the fact that most of their owners have been legally delaying action on the violations through appeals of the citations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration is faced with a backlog of approximately 16,000 appeals.

June 3, 2010

Water Matters! Global Water Conference

The United Nations Environment Programme appointed Pittsburgh to be North America's Host for World Environment Day (WED) 2010. This event is part of Pittsburgh's answer to the call.

MD: "Easing of Storm-Water Pollution Rules Approved"

"An O'Malley administration proposal to ease Maryland's stringent new storm-water pollution rules won legislative approval [Monday] night, capping a fierce debate over whether the Chesapeake Bay would suffer from giving developers more time and leeway in having to clamp down on rainfall washing off their building projects."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 04/07/2010

Maryland Sues Mirant Over Water Pollution from Coal-Ash Landfill

"Alleging that a Brandywine landfill is discharging toxic pollutants into local waterways, the Maryland Department of the Environment filed suit against the site's operator Friday in federal court. ... The landfill stores the waste byproducts of coal combustion from Mirant's Chalk Point Generating Plant in Aquasco."

Source: Gaithersburg Gazette, 04/06/2010

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