If the air in Maryland seems a little easier to breathe, there’s a reason. The Department of the Environment says the state is continuing to meet air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. “The requirement was to come into compliance in 2014. The data is so close that the EPA is giving the area an extra year,” says Tad Aburn, the Air Director for the MDE. “Current data indicates that the area will come into compliance with the current standards….
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