Enforcement actions Archive

Dept. of the Environment announces clean water initiatives at Valley Proteins facility

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ANNOUNCES CLEAN WATER INITIATIVES AT VALLEY PROTEINS FACILITY MDE releases draft discharge permit with significantly stronger requirements, pursues enforcement action with financial penalty for alleged environmental violations BALTIMORE (Sept. 15, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today released a draft permit that would ...Read More

Ben’s Blog: The Ocean Within Us; Green Registry awards and more

THE OCEAN WITHIN US June is World Oceans Month, a time to commemorate and rededicate to protecting the deep and salty blue that covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Rachel Carson’s “The Sea Around Us” (1951) had a big impact on me when I read it for the first time in 1993. ...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

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

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles Announce Settlement with Verso Luke LLC and Verso Corporation

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary GrumblesAnnounce Settlement with Verso Luke LLC and Verso Corporation Consent Decree Resolves Allegations of Violations of State and Federal Pollution Laws BALTIMORE (April 1, 2021) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced a settlement with Verso ...Read More

MDE issues Notice of Intent to sue owners of Luke Paper Mill under federal hazardous waste law

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE OWNERS OF LUKE PAPER MILL UNDER FEDERAL HAZARDOUS WASTE LAW Department seeks to stop seepage of “pulping liquor” into North Branch Potomac River BALTIMORE (Feb. 19. 2020) – The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment ...Read More

Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality Agreement sets timelines for completion of estimated $2.5 billion in improvements by 2021, requires improved public notification, sets cleanup reimbursement process for sewage backups BALTIMORE (Sept. 9, 2017) ...Read More

Power company to pay $1 million penalty, perform $1 million in environmental projects, upgrade water pollution-prevention technology

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 POWER COMPANY TO PAY $1 MILLION PENALTY, PERFORM $1 MILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS, UPGRADE WATER POLLUTION-PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY Settlement with owners of Chalk Point and Dickerson power plants resolves alleged water pollution violations BALTIMORE, MD (August 29, 2016) – A company that operates power ...Read More

Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT ISSUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations BALTIMORE, MD (July 8, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent ...Read More

Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT ISSUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent ...Read More
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