Maryland releases bold new plan to achieve climate goals

MARYLAND RELEASES BOLD NEW PLAN TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE GOALS State Pursues Ambitious Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% by 2030 as Nation Officially Re-enters Paris Climate Accord BALTIMORE (Feb. 19, 2021) — The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has released a comprehensive plan that sets a ...Read More

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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution and energy consumption BALTIMORE (Feb. 10, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $800,000 in grants today to reduce pollution and save energy. The board is composed of ...Read More

WBAL-TV: MDE testing wastewater to help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

The Maryland Department of the Environment is using a unique way to help prevent future outbreaks of the coronavirus. Go to story

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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve water quality BALTIMORE (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $4.6 million in grants today to reduce pollution, save energy and improve ...Read More

WYPR: The Fight Against COVID Goes To The Sewers

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is pulling together a new statewide initiative to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in public housing facilities: sampling and testing wastewater for the virus. Go to story

For The Record – December

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 ...Read More

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads BALTIMORE (January 4, 2021) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is focusing on new billboard messaging to encourage state residents to visit the MDE website to acquire a free test kit and ...Read More

Department of the Environment issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in St. Mary’s County waterway

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY WATERWAY Order issued after report of sewage spill to St. George Creek BALTIMORE (Jan. 2, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a waterway in St. Mary’s ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

eMDE: An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice When University of Maryland Anthropology Research Professor Barbara Paca looks at the tiny, Talbot County waterfront town of Oxford, she sees the Eastern Shore’s most prominent nexus between environmental justice and climate change ...Read More
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