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New Hogan smog plan fails to satisfy power plants, environmentalists

New Hogan smog plan fails to satisfy power plants, environmentalists

Maryland regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday for reducing smog-forming pollution from coal-burning power plants, but it drew criticism from both the industry and environmentalists. George S. "Tad" Aburn Jr., air-quality chief for the Maryland Department of the Environment, told power plant representatives and environmentalists at the agency's headquarters that the Hogan administration is trying to strike a "delicate balance" between giving the plants more leeway in curbing their emissions while still reducing harmful ozone pollution, or smog. Aburn said the new plan had been drawn up to provide "equal or greater public-health protection" to an...

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