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Md. has head start in meeting controversial federal climate rules

Md. has head start in meeting controversial federal climate rules

With its initiatives to curb climate-altering power plant emissions and to promote renewable energy, Maryland has a head start in complying with the Clean Power Plan that President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, federal and state officials said. Obama's plan drew praise from Maryland's Democratic members of Congress and from environmentalists, who said federal action on power plant emissions to address climate change is long overdue. But Republican lawmakers and the coal industry took a dim view, warning that consumers could wind up paying more for power and that hundreds of miners in Western Maryland could lose jobs. The Hogan administration's top environmental official was...

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