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eMDE – ICYMI: Gov. Hogan Supports Fracking Ban

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Gov. Hogan Supports Fracking Ban In case you missed it: Governor Larry Hogan announced his support for a ban against hydraulic fracturing in Maryland. In an announcement Friday, Governor Hogan noted that the Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed the toughest regulations ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Hogan announces support for fracking ban in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday he supports banning fracking, a surprise revelation that could make Maryland one of the first states to ban the controversial method of drilling for natural gas. The Republican governor said passing legislation to prohibit fracking was “an important initiative to safeguard our environment. Read the entire article. ...Read More

WFMD: Frederick County Placed Under Drought Warning

Baltimore, Md (KM). The water situation in Frederick County and surrounding jurisdictions has become very serious. The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought warning for central Maryland, which includes not only Frederick County, but Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore and Cecil Counties. “We’re encouraging citizens and businesses to voluntarily reduce ...Read More

Drought Warning Issued for Central Maryland

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Drought Warning Issued for Central Maryland Continuing lack of precipitation leads to below-normal stream flows and declining groundwater levels in Central Maryland; Eastern Maryland in “watch” status Baltimore, MD (March 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today issued a drought warning for the ...Read More

WMDT: Board of Public Works approves Chesapeake Bay funds

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Chesapeake will be getting a healthy injection of funds to help restore and renovate the bay. Funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay were approved Wednesday by the Board of Public Works – made up of Governor Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot… Read the ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (March 8, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans today to reduce ...Read More

Anne Arundel Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Anne Arundel Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Baltimore, MD (March 6, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in Anne Arundel County for shellfish harvesting. About 172 acres of the South River have been reclassified from ...Read More

Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting Baltimore, MD (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is temporarily reclassifying waters in the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County from closed to open to allow oysters and clams to be harvested. The change is ...Read More

For the Record – February

For The Record: MDE Permits, Licenses, Certifications Applications and Issuances The following are partial lists by county of permit, license, and certification applications and issuances as well as other permitting activity at the Maryland Department of the Environment. For more information on these permits, please contact Amanda Degen at (410) 537-4120. Applications ...Read More

eMDE – Building on a Green 2016

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Building on a Green 2016 On the environmental front, there’s a lot to cheer about in the year that just ended. Here are some of the initiatives and accomplishments in 2016 – and some thoughts on what to expect in 2017. Clean Water ...Read More
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