Clean Water Archive

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 will reduce pollution and flooding risks, protect public health BALTIMORE (Sept. 14, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $10 million in grants and loans today to ...Read More

Bay Journal: New ‘forever chemical’ guidelines challenge Chesapeake Bay states

States across the nation will need to do more to protect the public from toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water. How much and how soon remain up in the air. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new lifetime health advisories for four per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, indicating ...Read More

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins Consent Decree Requires the Company to Pay $540,000 Penalty and Install Upgrades to Existing System BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2022) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Horacio Tablada today announced ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water public-private partnership and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water public-private partnership and the Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE (Aug. 10, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding of $65 million for improvements for projects to reduce stormwater pollution and flooding in Prince George’s County and help Maryland meet ...Read More

eMDE: Secretary’s Blog, new air quality forecasting system, and more

New Tools for Environmental Justice, MDE Documents One thing that really caught my eye after being appointed MDE Secretary in June by Governor Hogan was all the recent progress we have made in serving overburdened communities throughout the state thanks to our Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency Grant will help protect Ellicott City from flooding; additional grant will help connect a fire station to a public water system BALTIMORE (July 6, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved a $1.2 million ...Read More

Anne Arundel County No Discharge Zone Takes Effect July 1

Anne Arundel County No Discharge Zone Takes Effect July 1 June 30, 2022 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), along with the Severn River Association, Anne Arundel County, and the City of Annapolis, announce that a federally approved No Discharge Zone ...Read More

Portion of Dorchester Co. waterway reclassified as restricted from shellfish harvesting

PORTION OF DORCHESTER COUNTY WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED AS RESTRICTED FROM SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Fishing Creek, Little Choptank River reclassified due to potential public health risk associated with failing wastewater system BALTIMORE (June 13, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has reclassified a portion of a waterway ...Read More

MDE, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

Department of the Environment, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant MDE pursuing similar agreements with city on Patapsco facility  BALTIMORE (June 10, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Baltimore City leadership have reached an agreement that charts a ...Read More

Portions of St. Mary’s County waterway reclassified as restricted from shellfish harvesting

PORTIONS OF ST. MARY’S COUNTY WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED AS RESTRICTED FROM SHELLFISH HARVESTING Reclassifications affect portions of St. Mary’s River; portions of waterways in Dorchester, Somerset counties also reclassified; actions are necessary to protect public health and ensure Maryland remains in compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program BALTIMORE (May ...Read More
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