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Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants
Hogan issues new smog-fighting rule with "flexibility" for coal plants

Gov. Larry Hogan is reconsidering his predecessor's attempt to make coal-fired power plants install costly new pollution controls, switch to cleaner-burning fuel or shut down. Three months after yanking a clear-air rule issued by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration, the Republican governor on Friday unveiled his own smog-fighting plan. It retains a requirement that the state's coal plant operators minimize emissions during the upcoming summer smog season, which begins next month. But in a concession to the operator of two power plants, the Maryland Department of the Environment agreed to take another look at what coal-burning facilities would be...

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