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Maryland ranked fifth-worst in the nation for pollution from coal and oil fired power plants, in a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

But officials at Maryland's Department of the Environment say the study used information from 2009, before the state's Healthy Air Act regulating power plant pollution went into effect. And they say that much of the state's air pollution -- up to 70 percent -- comes from out-of-state power plants.

They say Maryland is working with other states to curb that pollution.

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