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EPA Grants Temporary Pesticide Use For Stink Bug Emergency

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing several states in the area to temporarily expand their use of pesticides to fight an invasive stink bug.

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Sierra Club Volunteers Petition To Close Down GenOn's Coal Fire Electric Plant

Volunteers from The Sierra Club are raising awareness on smog and soot issues on Mount Vernon Trail, not too far from GenOn's Coal Fire Electric Plant.

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Phase 2 Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup To Have Local Focus

Chesapeake Bay states are hammering out Phase II of their plans to curtail the flow of pollution into the Bay, which will set new criteria for local governments.

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McDonnell To Host Chesapeake Bay Executive Council Meeting

Governor Bob McDonnell will host the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council meeting with other governors in July, an announcement that comes at a time when a slew of new environmental laws are taking effect in the commonwealth.

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Homebuilders Group Sues EPA Over Bay Restoration

A homebuilders group is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's strategy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

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