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House panel weighs air pollution limits Hogan yanked
House panel weighs air pollution limits Hogan yanked

A House committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that would impose an air pollution regulation that Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew when he took office. The bill, sponsored by Del. Dana Stein, would require Maryland's coal-burning power plants to curb smog-forming emissions of nitrogen oxide. It will be taken up by the House Economic Matters Committee. The regulation, drawn up by the Maryland Department of the Environment after more than a year of deliberation and negotiation with plant owners, was set to take effect when Hogan pulled it back. It was one of several rules finalized or proposed in the waning weeks of the O'Malley administration that the new...

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