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 BayGrants and loans will reduce pollution, upgrade drinking water system BALTIMORE (May 5, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $12 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution and improve a ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay and environmental progress at the Conowingo Dam

CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS AT THE CONOWINGO DAM Exelon makes initial payments of more than $5.7 million to Maryland under $200 million agreement incorporated into dam relicensing BALTIMORE (May 3, 2021) – Maryland has received the first payments, totaling more than $5.7 million, under an agreement that requires ...Read More

Waterways in Queen Anne’s County reclassified for shellfish harvesting

WATERWAYS IN QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING BALTIMORE (April 26, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in the Eastern and Prospect bays area of Queen Anne’s County for shellfish harvesting. About 2,708 acres of waters in Marshy Creek, Greenwood Creek, Cox Creek, ...Read More

Hagerstown Herald-Mail: MD environment secretary emphasizes state’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction plan

In the wake of President Joe Biden announcing his commitment to cut national fossil fuel emissions up to 52% by 2030, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles emphasized Maryland’s already ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gases. Grumbles said in a phone interview on Thursday — Earth Day — that Maryland’s ...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 and loans fund second phase of Southern Kent Island sewage project to reduce water pollution, improvements to Carroll County’s stormwater system and upgrades to a drinking water system in Somerset County BALTIMORE (April 21, 2021) ...Read More

Maryland takes enforcement action to protect the Magothy River

MARYLAND TAKES ENFORCEMENT ACTION TO PROTECT THE MAGOTHY RIVER Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Attorney General file court case seeking penalties, corrective actions from Pasadena facility BALTIMORE (April 19, 2021) — The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have filed a suit alleging that ...Read More

Maryland Moves to Appeal Court Decision on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

Maryland Moves to Appeal Court Decision on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations MDE Defends Legally-Sound and Science-Based Permit BALTIMORE (April 12, 2021) — Today the Attorney General filed notice that the state would seek an appeal of the lower court decision in Montgomery County that reversed the 2020 ...Read More

MDOT MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION RENEWS COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

MDOT MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION RENEWS COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) have renewed and expanded a voluntary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to strengthen environmental ...Read More

Baltimore Sun – Environment secretary: Return of herring is a state regulatory success story

Great thanks to Dan Rodricks for spotlighting an inspiring ecological success in “Obama’s herring: Removing dams on the Patapsco brings back a silvery little fish” (April 1). Here’s the not so inspiring, but equally important, behind-the-scenes story: Removal of the Bloede Dam allowing the return of river herring to ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Polluting paper mill in Allegany County must pay Maryland $650K, commit to cleanup, settlement says

A paper mill in Allegany County that regulators say is polluting the North Branch of the Potomac River will be required to pay more than $650,000 in fines after reaching a settlement with the state, officials said. Read more
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